A fire at a Shanghai market on Sunday has claimed at least six lives, while injuring a dozen more according to fire officials.
The official Xinhua state media is reporting the fire was discovered around 8:30 p.m. local time at the Shanghai agricultural products central wholesale market. The market is Shanghai's largest wholesale market, open 24 hours a day.
Eight people were admitted to the Changhai Hospital for severe to moderate burns according to the South China Morning Post.
One of the victims, a 57-year-old woman, reportedly suffered burns to an estimated 85 percent of her body. She also suffered severe smoke inhalation. A 9-year-old girl also sustained severe smoke inhalation, along with burns over 45 percent of her body.