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Three killed in shoe factory blaze in Thailand

12-02-2010 13:46 BJT

BANGKOK, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Three factory workers were killed in a fire which broke out early Thursday morning at a footwear plant near the capital Bangkok.

Ten firetrucks rushed to a three-storey plant in Samrong district of Samut Prakarn province and spent three hours to extinguish the blaze.

Over ten workers trapped in the building were safely rescued. However, after inspecting the damaged plant, police found dead bodies of a man and two women, one of them was four-month pregnant.

Police said electrical short might have caused the deadly fire. Initial assessment of the damage cost was five million baht (167, 000 U.S. dollars).

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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