A factory in China collapsed

Several hundred firefighters were involved in the rescue.

Local government reports that so far twelve people have been confirmed dead and two remain missing after a shoe factory collapsed in east China’s Zhejiang Province on Saturday.

More than 50 people were working in the factory in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, when it collapsed at around 16:00 local time last Saturday.
CCTV News said 49 people were rescued, 40 of whom were hospitalised.

According to the China Daily newspaper a large pool built on the factory’s roof was believed to be the cause. They also remind that In January last year, 14 workers died in a fire at the Dadong shoe factory in the same city. Wenling is well-known for its footwear industry. The city’s tourism office says one in five pairs of shoes available worldwide originates in Wenling.

 

Source: www.bbc.comChina Xinhua News

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