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At least 119 dead in Chinese poultry factory blaze

Published:Monday | June 3, 2013 | 1:37 PM

A fire at a poultry plant in northeastern China trapped workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse, killing at least 119.

Survivors said it was difficult for workers to escape because only one door to the plant was open while other exits were locked and the fire spread quickly.

The fire appeared to have been sparked by three early morning explosions that the provincial fire department attributed to an ammonia leak.


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