10 people were killed in a fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang, which was suspected to be improperly sealed off.

The Turkish foreign ministry asked China to inform the public of the cause of the fire.

(Associated Press)

[Central News Agency] 10 people were killed in a fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang, which was suspected to be improperly sealed off.

The Turkish foreign ministry asked China to inform the public of the cause of the fire.

"We hope that the factors behind the fire will be made public," Turkey's foreign ministry said in a statement yesterday.

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"We are deeply saddened to learn that a fire broke out in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, causing casualties," the Turkish foreign ministry said.

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs also expressed condolences and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

The World Uyghur Congress also issued a statement calling on the international community to take immediate action to hold the Chinese government accountable for shirking responsibility and disregarding the lives of Uyghurs.

The World Uyghur Committee also called on the Chinese government to end the extreme epidemic prevention and control measures.

Duo Likun, Chairman of the World Uyghur Congress.

Dolkun Isa said that the Chinese government showed no mercy, and the local government completely ignored the needs and demands of the Uyghur people, so they did not take timely action to put out the fire.

Callousness to Uyghur lives is a hallmark of the Chinese regime, which continues to use the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) lockdown as a tool to carry out genocide against Uyghurs.

A fire broke out in the Jixiangyuan Community in Urumqi City on the evening of the 24th. It is suspected that excessive closures prevented residents from escaping and fire trucks rescued them, resulting in 10 deaths and 9 injuries.

The official shirked responsibility afterwards and accused the residents of "poor self-help ability", which aroused strong indignation among Chinese netizens.

Residents of Shanghai gathered in Urumqi Middle Road last night, lighting candles to commemorate the dead. Grief mixed with anger, they chanted slogans such as "Don't do nucleic acid", "Be free", "Xi Jinping step down", "Communist party step down" and other slogans. The increase, a large number of police force also rushed to the scene, forcefully emptied.