Scores Killed in China Slaughterhouse Fire

By Jay Gory, thecheers.org    2013-06-03 03:58:45    

Chinese officials and reports say the death toll from a fire at a poultry plant in northeastern China has reached at least 93.
Chinese officials and reports say the death toll from a fire at a poultry plant in northeastern China has reached at least 93.

Firefighters in Jilin province told the official Xinhua news agency that the fire broke out at around 6 am Monday at a slaughterhouse in Mishazi Township of Dehui City. Dozens of people were injured.

Xinhua said 300 workers were in the plant when the blaze broke out. About 100 workers managed to escape from the plant, although the gates were locked when the fire occurred.

The exact number of those trapped in the plant has not yet been confirmed and the death toll could rise.

News by VOA News.
Jay Gory, The Cheers News


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