Thursday, December 8, 2022

Factory Fire In Anyang, China, Kills 38 People; Many Others Declared Missing

Thirty-eight people were killed and two remain missing after a fire at a factory in central China, state media said on Tuesday, citing local authorities.

The fire took place “at a plant in Anyang City, central China’s Henan Province on Monday afternoon”, news agency Xinhua reported.

The fire was brought under control at 8 p.m. on Monday and completely extinguished around midnight.

Local fire teams sent 63 vehicles and 240 firefighters for the rescue. China’s Ministry of Emergency Management has also dispatched a team to the scene.

The local police have started an investigation into the incident.

Industrial accidents are common in China, often caused by poor compliance with safety rules.

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