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A devastating fire at a factory in central China has killed 38 people. As the state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday, the fire broke out in the city of Anyang in Henan province on Monday and was extinguished by the evening.

Initially, 36 fatalities and two missing people were mentioned. It was later said that 38 people had died. According to media reports, chemicals were stored in the facility. Official information on the cause of the fire is not yet available. Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the reports said. More than 200 rescue workers and 60 firefighters were deployed. It was also unclear what kind of factory it was. Memories of a similar major fire in 2007 The disaster brings back memories of a similar major fire in October 2007. At that time, at least 37 people died in a fire at an illegally operated shoe factory in the village of Hushi in southeast China’s Fujian province about life. Many other workers were injured. Back then, barred windows became a death trap for many. The police later arrested the owner of the factory. The number of victims was even higher in 2015, when a series of massive explosions in a dangerous goods warehouse in the port city of Tianjin killed 173 people, including many firefighters. There was a factory fire in Henan in 2018 that killed eleven people. Fires and industrial accidents occur again and again in China, which can be attributed to negligence and non-compliance with safety regulations.

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