23 Aug '11, 10am

Fire at ceramics factory building in Foshan city, southern China, kills 15 people - Channel News Asia

BEIJING: At least 15 people were killed when a blaze ripped through a dormitory building belonging to a ceramics factory in south China early Tuesday, the local fire department said. The fire engulfed a four-storey building of the Shengfeng Ceramics Factory in Foshan city, a manufacturing centre in the southern province of Guangdong, the local government said in a statement on its website. "Fifteen people were killed, some were killed in the fire, others died after leaping from the building," a Foshan fire department worker, who did not give his name, told AFP. "An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way." The government initially said 14 people were killed. More than 100 fire-fighters were dispatched to fight the blaze, which took over three hours to extinguish, the official Xinhua news agency said. The Economic Observer newspaper said two people were seriou...

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