A mass brawl in Foxconn's factory dormitories has sparked fresh debate about the working conditions at the company, which is a major supplier for Apple.
The fight broke out in its North China plant and reportedly involved 2,000 workers, leaving roughly 40 injured.
Foxconn confirmed to V3 that the fight had occurred but declined to comment what started it, although suggested it was a personal incident that escalated wildly.
"Foxconn can confirm that a personal dispute between several employees escalated into an incident involving some 2,000 workers at approximately 11pm last night in a privately-managed dormitory near our manufacturing facility in Taiyuan in Shanxi province," the spokesman told V3.
Reports also state that the factory is now closed indefinitely as police investigate the incident.
The news reignites concerns over the working conditions for the thousands of staff at its Taiyuan facilities.
Foxconn has in the past been accused of mistreating their employees on numerous occasions.
A recent report praised the improvement the firm had made and Apple said it was "proud" to have helped instigate some of these changes.
The news comes just after Apple released its popular iPhone 5 handset to huge crowds across the world including London.
At the time of publishing Apple had not responded to V3's request for comment on the brawl.
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