China: at least 36 killed in factory fire

China: at least 36 killed in factory fire

A factory fire in central China has left at least 36 people dead and two missing, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing local authorities.

The fire was under control as of 8 p.m. local time and at least 60 firefighters were mobilized, news agencies reported.

“After receiving the alert, the municipal fire department immediately dispatched teams to the scene,” state broadcaster CCTV said.

“Public security, emergency response services, city administration and power supply units rushed to the scene at the same time to carry out rescue and rescue operations,” it said, specifying that the fire had been extinguished around 11:00 p.m.

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