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Poultry Fire in China Kills More Than 100, Injures Dozens

Poultry plant blaze one of China's worst industrial disasters in years

Monday, June 3, 2013

BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a poultry plant in northeastern China trapped workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse, killing at least 119 in one of China's worst industrial disasters in years despite recent work safety improvements. Several dozen other people were hurt in Monday's blaze in Jilin province's Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked by three early morning explosions, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The provincial fire department attributed the blasts to an ammonia leak. The chemical is kept pressurized as part of the cooling system in meat processing plants.

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