November 27, 2003
A warehouse fire killed eight people and injured three
others in Yiwu city in east China's Zhejiang province in
the wee hours of Thursday.
The fire destroyed seven and a half rooms in Choucheng
Street in Yiwu, China's most famous marketplace of small
commodities ranging from buttons and needles to lighters
and playing cards.
The three injured were out of danger though one of them
injured quite seriously, according to the municipal government.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.