38 killed in central China fire
Beijing: Thirty-eight people were killed and two were injured after fire at plant in central China, state media said, citing local authorities. Fire broke out at plant in Anyang City in Henan Province on Monday afternoon, news agency Xinhua reported. State media said rescue services first received reports of fire at 4:22 pm at Kaixinda Trading Co., Ltd. “After receiving alarm, municipal fire rescue detachment immediately dispatched forces to scene,” CCTV reported.
“Public security, emergency response, municipal administration and power supply units rushed to scene at same time to carry out emergency handling and rescue work,” it said, adding fire was extinguished by around 11 pm local time. Footage from scene shared by state media showed thick plumes of black smoke from fire, with at least two trucks in position to battle flames.
Another video showed charred hull of building after fire was extinguished.
Published in The Daily National Courier, November, 23 2022