Three dead after fire at Huawei research lab in China
Published: 01:40 AM, 26 September 2020
Three people have been found dead after a huge fire broke out at an unfinished research facility of Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies in southern China, local authorities said on Friday, Reuters reported.
The fire broke out at the research center in Dongguan, in the southern province of Guangdong, at 3:15 pm local time on Friday, local fire services and media reported.
Footage broadcast online by state media CCTV showed dark clouds of smoke billowing out of a blue and white building near Songshan Lake.
Huawei’s spokesperson told the AFP news agency the company could not yet provide details on the fire.
A statement from Huawei's official WeChat account said the fire was brought under control around 4:50 p.m.
According to Reuters, the lab mainly conducts research into materials as well as testing for 4G and 5G antennas related to Huawei’s base station business.