Three dead after fire at Huawei facility in southern China: local government

By Brenda Goh

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Three people have been found dead after a fire at a facility belonging to Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] in the southern city of Dongguan on Friday, local authorities said.

The building, which was close to a Huawei research lab, was a steel structure that was under construction and was not being used when the incident happened, said the management committee of Dongguan’s Songshan Lake area, where it is located.

The fire was put out by firefighters on Friday afternoon, it added. Dongguan city fire rescue department earlier in the day said the main material burning was sound-absorbing cotton.

The Dongguan city fire rescue department later said that three people were found dead in the building who were from the facility’s property management company and that an investigation was under way. Local authorities had previously said that there were no casualties.

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Three dead after fire at Huawei facility in southern China: local govt

By Brenda Goh

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Three people have been found dead after a fire at a facility belonging to Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies in the southern city of Dongguan on Friday, local authorities said.

The building, which was close to a Huawei research lab, was a steel structure that was under construction and was not being used when the incident happened, said the management committee of Dongguan’s Songshan Lake area, where it is located.

The fire was put out by firefighters on Friday afternoon, it added. Dongguan city fire rescue department earlier in the day said the main material burning was sound-absorbing cotton.

The Dongguan city fire rescue department later said that three people were found dead in the building who were from the facility’s property management company and that an investigation was under way. Local authorities had previously said that there were no casualties.

State media had

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