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Explosion at factory in eastern China kills 65: state media

Published on Aug 2, 2014 11:11 AM
 
Rescuers help the victims of an explosion at the gate of a factory in Kunshan, Jiangsu province August 2, 2014. The blast killed 65 people, a government broadcaster said, while more than 100 were injured in what appeared to be an industrial accident. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

BEIJING (AFP) - An explosion at a factory in eastern China on Saturday killed 65 people, a government broadcaster said, while more than 100 were injured in what appeared to be an industrial accident.  

The explosion in Kunshan, a city in the eastern province of Jiangsu, “has resulted in 65 deaths", state-broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said in an Internet post.  

The explosion occurred Saturday morning at a facility run by a metals factory, it added.  More than 100 people were injured in the explosion, China’s official Xinhua news agency said.  

Pictures posted online showed a charred body being wheeled on a stretcher, and people with burned clothing sitting on the ground outside a factory complex that was billowing black smoke.  

 
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