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.