BEIJING — More than 4,500 shoe factories in the eastern Chinese city of Wenling have been closed for safety violations after a fire at a local manufacturer killed 16 people in January, state-run media outlets reported.
The January 14th blaze at the Taizhou Dadong factory killed six men and ten women and was probably caused by faulty wiring, according to local media. Wenling produces more than a billion pair of shoes a year, many of which of which are for export.
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