A devastating fire that broke out in a coal company building in northern China has tragically claimed the lives of 25 people and left dozens more injured.
Media reports, citing officials in the country, have reported that this incident occurred early Thursday morning in an apartment within a coal mining company in the city of Luoyang, northern China, leaving 25 people dead and dozens more injured.
According to reports from China’s state media, this four-story building belongs to the Yongju Coal Company. It is located in the city of Luoyang, Shanxi province, which is a significant coal production area.
On the other hand, local authorities have issued a statement confirming the presence of rescue teams at the scene and the commencement of rescue operations.
Industrial accidents, often due to lax safety standards, have occurred previously in China. In July, eleven people lost their lives after the collapse of a sports hall roof in the northeastern part of the country.
In a similar incident several months ago, a fire in a warehouse in Beijing claimed the lives of 29 people and left dozens more injured, leading to widespread criticism of the country’s authorities.