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General Motors looks for alternative supplies in China after deadly factory blast

Published on Aug 3, 2014 5:06 PM
 
Firefighter trucks are seen next to a damaged building after an explosion at a factory in Zhoushan, Jiangsu province on Saturday, Aug 2, 2014. General Motors said on Sunday, Aug 3, that it had asked its main Chinese supplier to find an alternative source of components after an explosion ripped through a factory a day earlier killing at least 69 people. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - General Motors said on Sunday that it had asked its main Chinese supplier to find an alternative source of components after an explosion ripped through a factory a day earlier killing at least 69 people.

The accident at the Zhongrong Metal Products Co Ltd plant in Kunshan city in the eastern province of Jiangsu was China's worst industrial accident in a year.

Aside from the fatalities, some 200 people were injured in the blast, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, raising its casualty estimate from overnight.

According to Zhongrong's website, the factory made wheels that are supplied to GM and many other carmakers.

 
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