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8 dead in east China factory fire

Baku, August 8, AZERTAC

Eight people were dead after a fire broke out in a factory in the city of Jinjiang, east China's Fujian Province, local authorities said Saturday, Xinhua reports.

The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday when a fire broke out in a seven-story building in a factory in Jinjiang. Seven people were killed on the scene, while one other victim sustained injuries and died later at a hospital.

The fire, which raged over about 750 square meters, has been put out. Investigation is underway.

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