Scene inside burnt out poultry plant, Dehui in Jilin province, China
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China poultry plant blaze: Footage from scene

A fire at a poultry processing plant in China has killed at least 119 people, officials say.

The fire broke out at a slaughterhouse in Dehui in Jilin province early on Monday.

Accounts speak of explosions prior to the fire, which caused panic and a crush of workers trying to escape. Some exits were said to be locked.

The fire is now said to have been mostly put out and bodies are being recovered.

Damian Grammaticas reports.

  • 03 Jun 2013
  • From the section Asia