Children killed in blaze at China orphan shelter
on 04/01/2013 07:20:01
The official website China.org.cn said today the fire broke out at the shelter that was being run from a woman's home in Lankao county of Henan province.
The website cites police at the site as saying that many children had been hurt in the fire, though the specific number was not yet available.
The woman who owned the home, Yuan Lihai, had for years been a street vendor in Lankao when she became locally known for sheltering abandoned children, the website said.
Another report said she had taken in more than 100 children over the past 20 years.