Huge fireball bursts into the air while a huge fire bursts through a factory in China, killing 19 people
- Massive fire torn yesterday by a factory in Ninghai, East China
- Eight people were rescued and three of them were injured and admitted to hospital
- Footage shows a mushroom cloud and black smoke waving in the air
According to the authorities, a huge factory fire killed 19 people in East China.
The fire broke out Sunday at a factory in Ninghai Province in Zhejiang Province, the local government said.
Images released by Chinese media show a giant fireball followed by a mushroom cloud that bursts into the air during the fatal incident.
Video clips published by Star Video from China show a giant fireball followed by a cloud of mushrooms bursting into the sky during the deadly incident in Ninghai, Zhejiang province in East China
Local residents gathered on a road outside the factory full of fire engines & # 39; s after the huge fire yesterday (left). Firefighters saved eight people (right) and three were injured
The incident under investigation took place at a facility of the Ruiqi Daily Necessities Company, the government of Ninghai reported today official Twitter-like Weibo account.
The fire started at around 1.20 p.m. and was extinguished around 4 p.m., the government reported.
Among the eight people rescued from the fire, three were injured and sent to the hospital for medical treatment, the Ninghai authorities said.
Video clips issued by Star video, which is affiliated with the Changsha Legal Channel, shows the impact of the incident.
Plumes of thick smoke were caught billowing in the air. Local residents gathered on a road outside the factory full of fire engines.
Ninghai has approximately 680,000 inhabitants and is a district that is managed by the city of Ningbo.
The fire broke out yesterday on Sunday in a factory in Ninghai (photo of the file) in Zhejiang province
Ninghai has a population of around 680,000 people and is a district managed by Ningbo
The fire killed 19 people from 6 a.m. local time today and no pollution was found in the air in the area, according to the official notification.
It caused a deadly weekend in China prior to the 70th anniversary of the communist country, which will take place on Tuesday.
A full bus hit a truck in East Jiangsu province on Saturday, killing 36 people.
Industrial accidents are common in China, where safety regulations are often poorly applied.
In March, 78 people died at a chemical plant in the eastern Jiangsu province.
Four months later in July, a huge explosion lost 15 people at a gas plant in central China.
Last November, a flammable chemical truck exploded at the entrance of a chemical plant in Zhangjiakou, a northern Chinese city that will host the Winter Olympics in 2022, killing 23 people and injuring 22 others.
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