Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze in the village of Xilong in Guilin city, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, May 5, 2019. (Photo/Chinanews.com)
A fire in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region killed five and injured 38 by noon Sunday, said local authorities.
The injured, including six in serious condition, have been taken to hospital for treatment, and further investigation is underway, according to the Yanshan district government.
A six-storey building in the village of Xilong in Guilin city was found to be on fire around 6 am Sunday.
The building is located opposite Lijiang College, which is affiliated to Guangxi Normal University.
According to Nanguo Morning News, most residents are university students.