China nursing home fire kills 38 in Henan

A fire at a care home for elderly people in China’s Henan province has killed 38 people, state media report.

Another six people were injured in the fire, which broke out at the privately run Kangleyuan home in Pingdingshan city on Monday night.

Two of the injured were in serious condition, said the Xinhua news agency.

President Xi Jinping ordered “all-out efforts” to care for the injured and bereaved relatives and to find out what had gone wrong, Xinhua reported.