Shenzhen market fire kills 15

Updated: 2013-12-11 10:33


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SHENZHEN - At least 15 people were killed and 5 others injured after a fire broke out in a market in south China's Shenzhen Wednesday morning, according to the city's fire department.

The source said the fire that occurred at about 1 am was contained in about two hours, before engulfing an area of 1,000 square meters.

The department has sent 29 fire engines carrying 145 fire fighters to put out the fire.

Fire fighters are still clearing the ember and searching for survivors in the debris.

The Rongjian Farmers' Market is a farm produce wholesale market in Gongming New District of Shenzhen.