HANGZHOU, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Two owners and one manager of a shoe factory in east China's Zhejiang Province were detained Wednesday following a fire, which killed 16 and injured five others, police said.
Lin Jianfeng and Lin Zhenjian of Taizhou Dadong Shoes Co., Ltd. were taken into custody along with a member of staff surnamed Yu.
Fire broke out at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday at the factory in the northern part of Wenling City and consumed an area in excess of 800 square meters,before it was put out at 5:40 p.m. More than 20 people were rescued.
Verification of the victims' identities is still under way, according to the publicity department.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.