One elderly man died yesterday evening in a fire that broke out at an apartment building in One Park Avenue, a residential complex in the Jing’an district that is popular among expats.
The fire was reported around 6:26 p.m. on the 37th floor of the building, which is located near the intersection of Xinzha Road and Changde Road. An elderly man was found in the burning apartment, but was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The apartment had been undergoing renovations, and the man’s wife was staying at a nearby hotel, Shanghai Daily reports, quoting Shanghai Television. She had asked him to make dumplings for himself for dinner.
The fire was extinguished around 6:50 p.m. The cause of the blaze is still being investigated.
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