A mill fire has killed 19 people in east China, local governments said Monday, at the most recent deadly incident to reach the nation’s industrial sector.
The fire broke out on Sunday in a mill in Ninghai county, eastern Zhejiang province, said that the local authorities on its official Twitter-like Weibo account.
One of eight people rescued in the fire, three were wounded and sent to the hospital for medical treatment, stated Ninghai police.
It made for a deadly weekend in China before the communist-led nation’s 70th-anniversary parties on Tuesday.
A packaged bus collided with a truck into southern Jiangsu province at Saturday, killing 36 people.
Industrial accidents are common in China, where security regulations are often poorly enforced.
In March, a blast at a chemical plant in southern Jiangsu province killed 78 people and wounded hundreds.
Four months later in July, a massive explosion left 15 dead in a gas plant in central China.
Last November, a truck carrying combustible chemicals exploded in the entrance of a chemical factory in Zhangjiakou, a northern Chinese city which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, killing 23 people and injuring 22 others.