6 dead, 13 injured after plant fire

Updated: 2008-05-21 17:35

A fire at a factory in eastern China left six people dead and 13 injured Wednesday, the Xinhua News Agency said.

The blaze broke out at the Jinduola fashion accessories factory in the city of Yiwu, in Zhejiang province, at 2:48 am, Xinhua said. Firefighters rescued 14 injured people and found five others dead, the report said.

One of the injured reportedly died at the hospital. Two were in critical condition, and the others were treated and released.

The Yiwu city government and police department refused to comment. The cause of the blaze was under investigation, Xinhua said.

Yiwu is well-known in China as a hub for wholesalers hawking small household goods such as electronics, textiles, cosmetics and toys.

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