Jackie Chan donates over $107,000 to families of firefighters killed in China warehouse blaze

9 January 2015 / 1 year 9 months ago

Chinese Kung-fu movie star Jackie Chan has donated money to the families of firefighters killed in a recent warehouse blaze.

Chan gave over $107, 000 (US$80,000) after the tragedy in northeast China last Friday, reports CRIENGLISH.

According to an official with the civil affairs department of Heilongjiang, the money was given to five families.

He added that the local government will also compensate them for their losses.

The five deceased firemen were buried in debris while trying to put out the fire in a warehouse at a ceramics market in Harbin, Heilongjiang's capital, last Friday.

After the tragedy, many people expressed their wish to donate to the families of these young men. The provincial civil affairs department has opened a donation account.

A memorial for the five men was held yesterday.

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