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18 killed in fire accident in China's food factory

India TV News Desk November 17, 2014 10:20 IST
India TV News Desk

Beijing: At least 18 people were killed when a carrot-packaging plant caught fire in China's eastern Shandong Province, local officials said today.  

The fire broke out at 7 p.m. last night at the carrot packaging workshop of Longyuan Food Co., Ltd in Shouguang City, a town known for its green stuff.  

The fire was put out after about 2½ hours, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Eighteen people were killed and 13 others injured. The injured are being treated in a hospital.  The managers of the company have been put under police control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.