As many as thirty-two people were in the in-patient building, which covers an area of 300 square meters at the time of the fire, a state-run news agency reported. A total of 283 elderly people live in the nursing home built in October 2005. After the incident, the area around nursing home has been cordoned off, the news agency reported.
Unconfirmed reports said that the fire was caused by arson. The nursing home caters for the rural elderly in the city who have no source of income, it added.


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