Fire at a factory in central China claimed the lives of at least 36 workers, injured two others, and two more are still missing, media reported, citing statements from local authorities.
The fire broke out “on Monday afternoon at a factory in the city of Anyang, in the central province of Henan,” China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said.
It was held at a facility of the small private company Kaixinda Trading, in the so-called “technology zone” of Anyang. The fire department deployed 63 vehicles to the facility, according to Chinese media. The fire was brought under control at 20:00 (local time; 14:00 Greek time) before it was fully extinguished at 23:00 (17:00), CCTV television reported.
An investigation is underway into the causes of the disaster.
Industrial accidents are frequent in China. A lot of it is attributed to the faulty observance of safety regulations, as noted by international agencies and relayed by the Athens News Agency.
In March 2019, a chemical explosion factory in the city of Yancheng, 260 kilometers north of Shanghai, it killed 78 people and destroyed houses for kilometers around.
One of the worst accidents of its kind happened in 2015 in Tianjin. Giant explosion at chemical storage facility resulted in at least 165 deaths in the city, a major port 120 kilometers southeast of Beijing.
Source: News Beast
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