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Second factory blast in 10 days kills 7 in China


IANS Shanghai
At least seven people were killed and five injured after an explosion occurred at a metal-processing plant in China's Jiangsu province on Sunday.
The explosion occurred at around 7 a.m. in a container of scrap metal placed in an outdoor yard of the company owned by Kunshan Waffer Technology, Xinhua news agency reported.
The cause of the explosion which left a portion of the factory in flames was not known immediately.
It is the second factory blast in Jiangsu in 10 days after an explosion at a pesticide factory left 78 people dead while over 600 were injured.
Such accidents are frequent in the Chinese industrial sector, where, despite new initiatives, safety regulations remain lax.

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First Published: Mar 31 2019 | 3:42 PM IST

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