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Warehouse fire kills 11 people in northern China

A fire at an abandoned refrigerated warehouse in the northern Chinese province of Hebei has killed 11 people, officials say.

March 29, 2023
29 March 2023

Chinese authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at an abandoned refrigerated warehouse in the northern industrial province of Hebei, killing 11 people, the local government says.

The Cang County government said the blaze started on Monday afternoon when the warehouse was being dismantled. 

Firefighters extinguished the fire at about 11pm and rescuers recovered 11 people but none showed signs of life, it said in a statement.

A relative of one of the victims learned from others who managed to escape that the 11 people were among 14 workers who were demolishing the warehouse, according to Jimu News, part of the Chinese government-owned Hubei Daily Media Group.

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