Fire at shoe factory in eastern China kills 34, injures 21

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October 22, 2007 07:42

 
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A fire at a shoe factory in southeastern China killed 34 people and injured 21, state media reported Monday. The blaze broke out Sunday night in a workshop making shoe uppers, and was extinguished one hour later, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The factory was operating without a license, Xinhua reported, citing district-level sources in Putian city of Fujian province.

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