3 dead on fire on Huawei campus in southern China


The blaze was put out after 140 firefighters were called in to tackle the hell.

Beijing, China:

Three people were found dead after a massive fire broke out at an unfinished research facility owned by tech giant Huawei in southern China’s Dongguan city, local officials said.

The government said it launched an investigation after Friday’s fire at the building under construction in the Songshan Lake Industrial Development Zone sent huge plumes of smoke into the sky.

The blaze had started at a building where Huawei is developing a research base, the city government said, initially adding that all construction workers had been evacuated.

However, in a statement later on Friday, the government said that “a thorough search by firefighters subsequently found three people dead inside the building.”

They were identified as employees of the industrial park management company, the government said.

The blaze was put out after 140 firefighters were called in to tackle the hell, local firefighters said in a separate statement.

Images broadcast by state media channel CCTV showed dark clouds of smoke billowing from a blue and white building.

Social media photos taken overnight by the public broadcaster showed the blackened building surrounded by fire engines.

Huawei said the building was a “steel structure, and has yet to be commissioned,” in a statement posted on the city’s official social media account.

Huawei’s main office campus is in the southern city of Shenzhen, but it has a large office complex close to Dongguan.

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