At least 112 people killed during fire at a poultry processing plant in in Jilin province, northeast China.
Another 54 workers were injured. The fire broke out about 6 a.m. at this time more than 300 workers were inside the plant.
About 100 of them were able to escape - and told the local media that the gates to the plant were locked.
"Suddenly, the lights inside went out and the plant got quite dark," a worker named Wang Fengya said.
"When I finally ran out and looked back at the plant, I saw high flames."
Firefighters battled the blaze for six hours before they were able to bring it under control.
According to fire ifficial, the explosion at the plant started the fire - but the cause of the blast wasn't immediately known.
"The complicated interior structure of the prefabricated house in which the fire broke out and the narrow exits have added difficulties to the rescue work, sources with rescue forces said."