China Factory Explosion Kills More Than 40, Injures Hundreds
According to Chinese state media, an explosion at an automotive parts factory in an eastern Chinese city has killed between 40 and 65 people. A call to the city’s work safety bureau — wait for it — resulted in a man who claimed he did not receive any information on the blast.
State broadcaster CCTV says in a brief report that the blast in Kunshan city on Saturday morning left 65 people dead.
The official Xinhua News Agency says it occurred at 7:37 a.m. at a car polishing workshop of a metal products company.
Xinhua says more than 40 people have died and more than 120 people have been injured.
Officials are investigating the cause of the blast and working on rescue efforts and providing medical treatment.
The Associated Press reports:
State broadcaster CCTV said in a brief report that the blast in Kunshan city in Jiangsu province left 65 people dead. The official Xinhua News Agency put the death toll at more than 40 with over 120 people injured.
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