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WorldFive killed in factory explosion in eastern China

08:20  30 march  2019
08:20  30 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

Blast rocks east China chemical plant, injuries reported

Blast rocks east China chemical plant, injuries reported A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday, injuring at least 12 people and shattering the windows of nearby buildings, officials and state media said. 

The accident took place at 9.35 pm on Friday in a workshop of a private perlite factory in Qingzhou city, five workers were killed and three injured in a

BEIJING: Five workers were killed and three injured in a factory explosion caused by a gas leak in eastern China , local authorities said The powerful explosion in the eastern city of Yancheng toppled several buildings in the industrial park, blew out windows of nearby homes and even dented

Five killed in factory explosion in eastern China© MARK RALSTON Deadly industrial accidents are common in China, where safety regulations are often poorly enforced

Five workers were killed and three injured in a factory explosion caused by a gas leak in eastern China, local authorities said Saturday.

The blast happened Friday night at a perlite workshop in Shandong province, city officials said in a statement.

All five victims were night shift workers inside the Qingzhou city factory during the explosion. Three others outside the workshop suffered mild injuries and are still in hospital under observation.

Death toll in China chemical plant blast rises to 12

Death toll in China chemical plant blast rises to 12 The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China rose to 12 on Friday after rescuers pulled dozens of people from the area, state media said. 

An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 68 people, according to Chinese state media. Almost 200 people were injured in the blast in Kunshan Xinhua said five company employees had been detained. The factory belonged to the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products company.

Five workers were killed and three injured in a factory explosion caused by a gas leak in eastern China , local authorities said Saturday. The blast happened Friday night at a perlite workshop in Shandong province, city officials said in a statement.

"The cause of the accident was initially found to be a liquefied natural gas leak, and the specific cause is under further investigation," the statement said.

A company official from the Yongli Perlite Plant has also been detained by local authorities, it added.

Perlite is a form of volcanic glass that it mined and processed, often used in horticulture, insulation and plastics production.

The incident came barely a week after one of China's worst recent industrial accidents, in which an explosion at a chemical plant killed 78 people and injured hundreds.

The powerful explosion in the eastern city of Yancheng toppled several buildings in the industrial park, blew out windows of nearby homes and even dented metal garage doors.

Explosion Rocks Industrial Zone in Eastern China, Killing 47

Explosion Rocks Industrial Zone in Eastern China, Killing 47 HONG KONG — An explosion Thursday afternoon at a chemical plant in eastern China killed at least 47 people, the state media said Friday morning. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The blast, in Xiangshui County in Jiangsu Province, sent a fireball and thick plumes of black smoke into the air and raised concerns about chemical contamination in the area. The China Earthquake Administration reported a magnitude-2.2 earthquake at 2:48 p.m.

Five workers were killed and three injured in a factory explosion caused by a gas leak in eastern China , local authorities said Saturday. All five victims were night shift workers inside the Qingzhou city factory during the explosion . Three others outside the workshop suffered mild injuries and are

Five workers were killed and three injured in a factory explosion caused by a gas leak in eastern China , local authorities said Saturday. Firefighters work on the rubble of a pesticide plant following an explosion in Xiangshui county, Jiangsu province, China on March 23, 2019.

It prompted the State Council, China's cabinet, to order a nationwide inspection of chemical firms.

Deadly industrial accidents are common in China, where safety regulations are often poorly enforced.

In November, a gas leak at a plant in the northern Chinese city of Zhangjiakou, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, killed 24 people and injured 21 others.

Leaked chloroethylene came in contact with a fire source causing the explosion, authorities said in a February report that revealed the Chinese chemical firm responsible for the accident had concealed information and misled investigators.

In December, three students were killed in a blast at a Beijing university laboratory during a research experiment on wastewater treatment.

Last July, a blast at a chemical plant in southwest Sichuan province left 19 dead and 12 injured. It was later revealed the company had undertaken illegal construction which did not pass safety checks.

In 2015, China saw one of its worst industrial accidents when giant chemical blasts in the northern port city of Tianjin killed at least 165 people.

The explosions caused more than $1 billion in damage and sparked widespread anger at a perceived lack of transparency over the accident's causes and its environmental impact.

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