Fire at Chinese carrot factory kills 18: Xinhua

November 17, 2014 1:36 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A fire at a carrot packaging factory in eastern China has killed at least 18 people, state news agency Xinhua reported on Monday, the latest disaster in a country with a poor record on work safety.

The fire at the plant in Shandong province broke out on Sunday evening and was brought under control a few hours later, the report said, adding that 13 people were being treated in hospital.

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