8 confirmed dead in Shanghai factory fire

Baku, April 23, AZERTAC

Eight people, including two firefighters, have been confirmed dead in a fire that broke out at a factory in Shanghai Thursday afternoon, local authorities said Friday, according to Xinhua.

The fire began at 1:30 p.m. at the plant in Jinshan District, which mainly manufactures electronic-product accessories.

The information office of the district government said the blaze was brought under control at 6:20 a.m. Friday. The bodies of the eight people have been found.

A preliminary investigation suggested that the surrounding atmosphere and water body have not been polluted.

The sewage from the fire-extinguishing operation has been collected for treatment. The cause of the fire is under further investigation.

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