2 killed, several trapped in garment factory fire in China
Two bodies were found when the firefighters searched the building after the fire was extinguished. Four workers were injured in the incident.
Flames engulfed the top floor of a six-story factory building in the provincial capital Zhengzhou at around 1:20 PM, a spokesperson with the city’s fire brigade said.
He said the flames were put out at 4 pm and four persons were hospitalised later.Witnesses said they heard explosions before the fire.Photos and videos of the fire flashed all over Chinese social media.
Screams for help could be heard as workers at the factory building ran to the roof in an effort to escape but got trapped by dense smoke.
Earlier, reports said that many others remained trapped by the flames. Screams for help could be heard as workers at the factory building ran to the roof in an effort to escape but got trapped by dense smoke.
The factory was located in Zhengzhou National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. As flames engulfed the building more explosions followed, the report said.A rescue operation was underway.