外文标题：17 killed in China mall fire after child fiddles with lighter
BEIJING: At least 17 people were killed and four others injured in a major fire triggered by a nine-year-old boy who was playing with a lighter at a multi-storey wholesale market in China.
The fire broke out on Thursday afternoon in a warehouse on the fourth floor of the merchandise wholesale market at Huidong county in the southern province of Guangdong, police said on Friday.
The fire started after the boy fiddling with a lighter set afire an inventory in the warehouse, they said.
The blaze quickly spread to the entire floor, killing 17 people and injuring four fire fighters, police said.
The fire was so severe that 270 firefighters and 45 fire engines were mobilized to extinguish the blaze.
The child was been taken to police station for further questioning, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Nine other officials of the market have also been detained.
Lilly Lilly (Unknown)
Sad and tragic and this could happen anywhere! May the victims rest in peace and the injured make a full recovery!
Accident is Accidental and it should be seen as ACCIDENT
biplop Indian (India)
sheikh salim (kuwait)
Quran 3:10- Those who disbelieve in Allah, neither their riches nor their children shall save them from Allah. They shall become the fuel of the fire.
Very sad and unfortunate incident. RIP. The parents of the child should be taken to custody for questioning for being so careless.