Slaughterhouse fire kills 43 in China, reports state media

BEIJING (AFP) - A fire at a slaughterhouse in northeastern China killed at least 43 people on Monday, state-run media said.

The blaze at a poultry processing plant in Dehui in Jilin province was caused by an electric spark, CCTV said on its account on Weibo, a service akin to Twitter. "43 people have been found dead at the site of the fire," it said.