At least fourteen people have died and twelve others have been critically injured when a fire ripped through a warehouse, according to local media.
Xinhua News Agency said that the logistics warehouse located in Changchun, the capital of Jilin province in northeastern China, erupted on fire Saturday afternoon, and rescue operation is still ongoing.
In the photos, firemen were seen utilising ladders and cranes to move heavy pieces of equipment outside the charred skeleton of a glass-walled building.
According to Xinhua, “the probe is still ongoing.”
In China, there have been a large number of fatal fires due to low enforcement of building rules and rampant illegal construction.
At least 18 pupils studying at a central China martial arts boarding school perished in a fire in June, with official media saying the school structure had not undergone obligatory fire safety audits when the incident occurred.
As a result of the school fire, China’s social media users called for more fire safety measures to be implemented.
This year, as many as 28 people were murdered in two fires in the city’s ethnic minority neighbourhoods in Beijing.
After the first attack, in November 2013, which killed 19 people, the government began demolishing structures deemed dangerous, displacing hundreds of thousands of people in the dead of winter.
At 2010, a massive fire broke out in a 28-story apartment building in Shanghai, killing 58 people.
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