At least 18 people were killed and 13 others were injured after a fire broke out in the vegetable packaging plant of a food company at around 7 pm yesterday evening in Shouguang, Shandong Province, China Daily reported.
The fire which covered an area of 1,500 square meters was put out at around 9:30 pm. About 140 workers were working at the site when the fire occurred, according to the reports.
Thirteen injured people have been transported to the hospital for treatment. Another four people were reportedly missing.
The managers of the company have been put under police control. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
By Lucy Liu
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