Factory Fire Kills 14 in S China, Suspect Nabbed
   2012-12-04 22:51:52    Xinhua      Web Editor: Cui

An underwear factory in Guangdong is on fire and gives off intense smoke Tuesday afternoon, December 4, 2012. A suspect has been arrested for setting fire. The fire has left 14 people dead and one more injured. [Photo: timedg.com]

A suspect has been arrested for setting fire to an underwear factory in south China's Guangdong Province that left 14 people dead and one more injured Tuesday, according local police authorities.

An initial investigation showed that the fire at the factory in Chaonan district in the city of Shantou was an arson fire and a suspect surnamed Liu has been arrested, the Shantou public security bureau said in a statement late Tuesday.

The fire broke out at about 3:30 p.m. and was put out half an hour later.

The injured worker is under treatment at a local hospital.

Local police authorities are further investigating the case.

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