June 3rd, 2013
07:19 AM ET

At least 112 killed in China plant fire

An early morning fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China killed at least 112 people, state-run Xinhua news agency said.

Another 54 workers were injured.

More than 300 workers were inside the plant in Jilin province when the fire broke out about 6 a.m., Xinhua said.

About 100 of them were able to escape - and told Xinhua that the gates to the plant were locked.


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  1. saywhat

    Tragic.Gates to the Plant were locked -criminal.

    June 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©


    June 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TvNyc

    This was a terrorist attack in China.

    June 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    This country will be "just like this", not to long from now.

    June 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    One day KFC will have 20' high fences, wrapped in concertina wire.

    June 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    if paranoia, fear , hatred & propaganda continues to have its day thanks to "Right Wing Ins". No offense intended.

    June 4, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pete

    I'm surprised they let journalists ,reporters from other countries in there at all especially showing slave conditions ..Big question is this processing plant government owned ,run and if it is will be under watch by WHO personnel to see if any improvements like unlacking gates will be seen..So much for a civilized China and do they have a suicide prevention program like in many a cell phone manufacturing plants across China because of the high rate of suicides amongst plant and assembly line workers!!So much stress,so little pay with these state run,operated sweat shops nationwide...

    June 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |