Blast at China Car Parts Plant Kills 68, Injures 187

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- It was China's most serious industrial disaster since a fire at a poultry plant killed 119 people in June last year.

Saturday morning's explosion occurred when more than 200 workers were on the site of the factory, which is in an industrial zone in the city of Kunshan. That's about 600 miles southeast of Beijing.

Some survivors were seen sitting on wooden cargo platforms on the road outside the factory or being carried into ambulances, their clothes apparently burned off and their skin exposed.

A preliminary investigation showed that the blast was likely a dust explosion.


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