8 Chinese workers killed in Japanese plant in Xiamen.
BEIJING, June 5 Kyodo
Eight female workers were killed in a predawn pre·dawn
The time just before dawn.
predawn adj. fire Sunday at a Japanese factory in a high-tech development area in Xiamen in China's Fujian Province, Xinhua News Agency “Xinhua” redirects here. For other uses, see Xinhua (disambiguation).
The Xinhua News Agency (Simplified Chinese: 新华社; Traditional Chinese: reported Monday.
Xinhua said the fire started at around 3 a.m. in a factory run by Xiamen Fuji Electrochemical electrochemical /elec·tro·chem·i·cal/ (-kem´i-k'l) pertaining to interaction or interconversion of chemical and electrical energies.
adj. , a joint venture between Tokyo-based Fuji Electrochemical Co. and another Japanese firm.
The report said the victims were among 252 workers who were producing motors and personal computer parts when the blaze broke out.
About a dozen Japanese are employed at the factory, but none was there when the fire began, Japanese diplomats This article is a list of diplomats of Japan.
Xinhua said 15 fire engines and 120 soldiers were deployed to battle the fire.
Chinese authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, the report said.
Established in March 1994, Xiamen Fuji Electrochemical has 1,650 employees.