Several naked bathers were recently forced to flee a fire in a Chinese bathhouse.
Authorities said the blaze that ripped through a bathhouse in Leqing, Zhejiang province spread so rapidly that many people didn’t have a chance to put on their clothes. This caused several nude bathers to run out onto the street as fire consumed the building.
“One minute I was soaking in the tub, the next I could smell smoke and hear screams. There was no time to get my clothes. I just ran for my life,” one naked bather who fled the fire explained.
One person reportedly died in the blaze that consumed the bathhouse in China. Six people were injured as a result of the fire.
Officials believe the problem started in a neighboring apartment. Reports indicate that the blaze soon spread the the rest of the block. This ultimately forced several naked people to flee from the bathhouse as the smoke and fire filled the building.
“A gas pipe fractured in an apartment kitchen which then exploded, The fire spread very rapidly and we were lucky that more people didn’t die,” authorities explained.
Several photographs snapped during the incident show firefighters attempting to control the blaze as naked bathers wander the street. It didn’t take long for a crowd to gather outside of the building to watch the bathhouse burn.
Sadly, this isn’t the first fire to cause death and destruction in China’s Zhejiang province over the past few days. Eight people died and 17 were injured when a fire spread throughout a residential area last month.
Authorities stated that the fire managed to destroy three houses before fire officials were able to get the blaze under control. Those who suffered injuries during the incident were expected to survive. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
Investigators are still looking into the fire that caused several naked bathers to flee the bathhouse in a panic.
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