36 Die In Fire At Central China Industrial Wholesale Company

Nov. 27, 2022
The fire at Kaixinda in Central China took firefighters four hours to extinguish.

A fire at Kaixinda, an industrial wholesaler in Central China, kills 36 people, according to an article from This Week. Two more people are injured and two are reportedly missing. The company, located in central China's Henan province, is described as dealing in a wide range of industrial goods including specialty chemicals.

The blaze reportedly took firefighters four hours to extinguish. The cause of the fire and why so many people were killed is unknown. China has a history of industrial accidents caused by lax safety measures, according to the article, including a massive 2015 explosion at a chemical warehouse in the northern port city of Tianjin that killed 173 people, many of them police officers and firefighters. That explosion was attributed to falsely registered and improperly stored chemicals.

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