Fire in clothing factory in south China kills 14

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BEIJING — A fire in a clothing factory killed 14 people in southern China on Tuesday, state media reported.

The official Xinhua News Agency said one other person was injured in the fire, which broke out at 3:30 p.m. in Shantou city in Guangdong province and was put out half an hour later.

Senior provincial officials set up a team to investigate the cause of the fire and step up safety measures to avoid similar fatal fires, it said in a brief report.

Last month, a fire at a clothing factory in Bangladesh killed 112 people and highlighted dangerous workplace conditions. Workers who survived the fire said exit doors were locked.

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