China Clothing Factory Fire Kills 14

A fire at an underwear factory in southern China has killed 14 people, reports Reuters. One person was also injured.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Reuters notes that China has a “patchy” record on fire safety. Fire exits are often locked or blocked and regulations can be easily skirted by bribing corrupt officials.

At least 120 people were burnt to death when a fire swept through a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital in November.

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