A total of 38 people died and two others were hospitalized after a factory in Anyang, central China's Henan Province, caught fire on Monday afternoon, China Media Group reported on Tuesday.
The fire was brought under control at 8 p.m. on Monday and completely extinguished around midnight.
Local fire teams sent 63 vehicles and 240 firefighters for the rescue. China's Ministry of Emergency Management has also dispatched a team to the scene.
The local police have started an investigation into the incident.
BDST: 1022 HRS, NOV 22, 2022