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36 dead, 2 missing after China factory fire: report


A fire at a factory in the Chinese city of Anyang in Henan province has killed 36 people. (Representational)

Beijing:

Thirty-six people have been killed and two are still missing after a fire at a factory in central China, state media said on Tuesday, citing local authorities.

The fire occurred “at a factory in Anyang City, central China’s Henan Province, on Monday afternoon,” Xinhua news agency reported. He did not share further details.

Industrial accidents are common in China, often caused by non-compliance with safety rules.

In March 2019, an explosion at a chemical plant in Yancheng, located 260 kilometers (161 miles) from Shanghai, killed 78 people and devastated homes within a radius of several kilometers.

And in 2015, a giant explosion in northern Tianjin at a chemical warehouse killed 165 people, in one of the worst industrial accidents in Chinese history.

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