Fire crews at the scene in Prato
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Italy factory fire kills seven

At least seven people have died and two are badly injured after fire swept through a Chinese-owned clothing factory in the Italian town of Prato.

The blaze broke out in a loft where 11 people were sleeping, causing part of the roof to collapse, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Prato, in Tuscany, has become a centre for Chinese-run factories producing low-cost garments.

Emily Thomas reports.

  • 02 Dec 2013
  • From the section Europe
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