Sixteen people died Tuesday in a fire at a shoe factory in eastern China, state media reported, a blaze which highlights poor workplace safety standards in the country.
Chinese residents gather to watch as firefighters battle a blaze at the Dadong Shoes factory in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, on January 14, 2014
A total of 20 people were rescued from the fire at the Dadong Shoes factory in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, China Central Television said in a post on its site on Sina Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter.
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