Nine dead in fire at waste facility in southern ChinaStaff Writer | February 17, 2018
Nine people have died in a fire at a waste processing facility in southern China that is suspected of being sparked by fireworks residue.
Accident Police have detained several suspects
The fire has been extinguished and a survivor with serious burns was sent to hospital, the report said. Police have detained several suspects in connection with the fire.
“Preliminary investigation showed that fireworks residue initially caused the fire. When three workers were trying to put out the flames, an explosion occurred, killing more people living nearby,” it said.
The victims consisted of workers at the facility and their families, who lived in makeshift wooden rooms on the second floor. ■