Update: Eight people died in a Shanghai factory fire
Eight people, including two firefighters have been reported dead in a fire that broke out at a factory plant in Shanghai on Thursday afternoon. The accident investigation level has been raised at the request of the Ministry of Emergency Management of China on Friday. Local authorities have been demanded to have a thorough investigation, learn from the incident and prevent such kind of an accident from happening again.
Eight people, including two firefighters, have gone missing in a fire that broke out at a factory in Shanghai Thursday afternoon, local authorities said Friday.
The fire began at 1:30 pm at the plant in Jinshan district that mainly manufactures electronic-product accessories. The information office of the district government said the blaze has been brought under control.
A preliminary investigation has found six people from the plant and two firefighters missing. A search and rescue operation is under way.