19 people killed in China factory fire


At least 19 people have been killed when a fire broke out at a factory in east China, authorities said on Monday, the latest industrial accident to hit the country where lax regulations often lead to tragedy.

The fire broke out on Sunday at a facility owned by the Ruiqi Daily Necessities Company in Ninghai County, state-run Xinhua reported.

Nineteen people have been killed and investigation into the cause of the fire is underway, the report quoted local authorities as saying.

This is the fifth such incident in the last six months.

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