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News Summary: Factory fire kills 14 in China

Updated at: 12/04/2012 12:05 PM
By The Associated Press

DEADLY FIRE: A fire in a clothing factory apparently caused by arson killed 14 people in southern China on Tuesday, officials and state media said.

THE VICTIMS: The Southern Metropolis Daily said in an online report that the victims were all women aged 18-20.

THE CAUSE: It said the cause of the fire was arson, according to an initial police and fire investigation. A photo accompanying the report in the Southern Metropolis Daily showed a four-story building, lined with windows on each floor, its front completely blackened. The fire had not spread to an adjacent building.

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