55 killed in major fire accident in China

June 6, 2013

At least 55 people were killed today in a major fire accident at a poultry processing plant in northeast China, charring the entire facility.The fire broke out at around 6:06 am (local time) at a slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City, Jilin Province, according to firefighters.At least 55 people were killed in the fire, rescue headquarters confirmed.Over 300 workers were in the plant when the accident happened, survivors were quoted by state-run Xinhua news agency as saying.

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