Shanghai [China], April 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Eight people, including two firefighters, have been confirmed dead in a fire that broke out at a factory in Shanghai Thursday afternoon, local authorities said Friday.
The fire began at 1:30 p.m. at the plant in Jinshan District, which mainly manufactures electronic-product accessories.
The information office of the district government said the blaze was brought under control at 6:20 a.m. Friday. The bodies of the eight people have been found.
A preliminary investigation suggested that the surrounding atmosphere and water body have not been polluted.
The sewage from the fire-extinguishing operation has been collected for treatment. The cause of the fire is under further investigation. (ANI/Xinhua)