A factory wildfire has killed 19 people in east China, regional authorities said Monday, in the latest violent event to hit the country’s manufacturing division.
The fire burst out on Sunday at a plant in Ninghai county, eastern Zhejiang region, said the provincial government on its official Weibo account.
The event, which is under research, happened at a equipment owned by the Ruiqi Daily Necessities Company.
Amongst eight people protected from the fire, three were wounded and carried to hospital for medical assistance, said Ninghai authorities.
It did for a tedious weekend in China ahead of the communist-led country’s 70th-anniversary festivities on Tuesday.
A compressed bus crashed with a truck in eastern Jiangsu area on Saturday, killing 36 people.
Industrial disasters are prevalent in China, where security regulations are often poorly executed.
In March, a blast at a chemical factory in eastern Jiangsu region abolished 78 people and injured hundreds.
Four months later in July, a large eruption left 15 lifeless at a gas factory in central China.
Last November, a truck transporting combustible chemicals erupted at the arrival of a chemical plant in Zhangjiakou, a northern Chinese town that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, halting 23 people and injuring 22 others.