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Thursday, October 20, 2011

MetroRegion Kansas City News: Residence Fire Kills 2 in Emporia KS

A fire in an Emporia duplex has killed the 2 occupants...

The EMPORIA (KS) GAZETTE reports that a man was found dead inside the burning structure at 12 East 11th Avenue shortly after firefighters arrived after midnight.

Another person- a woman- had been injured- but reportedly died of those injuries at a Wichita hospital early Thursday afternoon.

No identities of the deceased have been officially released- but sources say the two victims were international students at Emporia State University.

On Friday- the 2 victims were identified.

They were Mr. Fan Yawei and Ms. Lin Zhen of Liaoning Provence in northeast China.

They were boyfriend and girlfriend- both meeting as students attending Emporia State University- according to the story in The EMPORIA (KS) GAZETTE.

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