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38 Chinese killed in blaze at a factory in central China

BEIJING: About 38 people were killed and some others sustained injuries when a fire broke out at a plant in the central China on Monday after.

According to local authorities, the fire broke out at a plant in Anyang City in Henan Province on Monday afternoon.

State media reported on Tuesday that rescue services received reports of a fire at 4:22 pm (0822 GMT) at Kaixinda Trading Co., Ltd.

Media reports said, “Public security, emergency response, municipal administration, and power supply units rushed to the scene at the same time to carry out emergency handling and rescue work.”

Footage from the scene shared by state media showed thick plumes of black smoke from the fire, with at least two trucks in position to battle the flames. Another video showed the charred hull of the building after the fire was extinguished.

In addition to the dead, two were sent to hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the state-run People’s Daily said.

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