A factory fire has killed 19 people in east China, local authorities in the latest deadly incident that hit the country’s industrial sector and as at the time of filling this report the incident is still under investigation, Fire Fighters Magazine gathered.
The fire broke out on Sunday night 29/9/2019 at a factory in Ninghai county, eastern Zhejiang province, as signed by the local government official.
Among eight people rescued from the fire, three were injured and have since been admitted in an hospital for medical treatment, said Ninghai authorities.
It made for a deadly weekend in China ahead of the communist-led country’s 70th-anniversary celebrations on Tuesday.
A packed bus collided with a truck in eastern Jiangsu province on Saturday, killing 36 people.
Industrial accidents are common in China, where safety regulations are often poorly enforced.
In March this year, a similar blast occured at a chemical plant in eastern Jiangsu province killing 78 people and injured hundreds.
Four months later in July, a huge explosion left 15 dead at a gas plant in central China.
Last November, a truck carrying combustible chemicals exploded at the entrance of a chemical factory in Zhangjiakou, a northern Chinese city that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, killing 23 people and injuring 22 others.