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Fire kills at least 119 at poultry plant in northeast China - Jun 3rd, 2013 - International

— At least 119 people are now confirmed dead in a massive fire that broke out at a poultry plant in northeastern China today.

Reports and officials say workers were trapped inside a cluttered slaughterhouse. Survivors say escape was difficult due to the lay out of the building.

The official Xinhua News Agency says several dozen people also were hurt in the blaze, which appeared to have been sparked by three early-morning explosions.