16 dead in factory fire

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-1-15 0:23:02

A factory fire in East China's Zhejiang Province on Tuesday left at least 16 people dead, the local government said.

The fire broke out at 2:52 pm in a shoe factory in the northern part of Wenling and burned an area of more than 800 square meters, local authorities said.

A total of 29 fire engines and nearly 100 firefighters attended the rescue operation. The fire was extinguished at 5:40 pm and more than 20 people were rescued as of 7 pm.

Firefighters are still searching for survivors.


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