Agence France-PresseDecember 11, 2013 02:21
At least 15 people were killed as a blaze engulfed a food market in China in the early hours of Wednesday, local authorities said.
The inferno took hold of the Rongjian Agricultural Wholesale Market in Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, the city's fire department said.
So far 15 people have been confirmed dead and five injured, it said on its verified account on Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
It took a total of 145 firefighters and 29 fire engines a hour and half to put out the blaze, it said.