China shoe factory fire kills 16

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At least 16 people have been killed in a fire at a shoe factory in eastern China, state media report.

China's CCTV broadcaster says another 20 people were rescued from the Dadong factory in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province.

It took firefighters about three hours to put out the blaze. The cause is being investigated.

China has improved workplace safety over recent years, but accidents in the vast country are still common.

In December, a fire at a fruit market in south China left 16 people dead.

Another at a north-eastern poultry factory killed 121 people last June - the country's deadliest fire since 2000.

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