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2 killed, 57 injured in warehouse blast in China

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Two people were killed and 57 injured in a warehouse explosion in northeast China's Jilin Province, state media reported on Saturday.

The explosion on Friday night also caused a fire which was put out on Saturday morning. Dense smoke can still be seen at the site. A total of 370 houses have been damaged, with 15 having collapsed.

The accident occurred at around 11:40 pm on Friday in a warehouse of Jiangcheng Machinery Company in Sanhe Township, Dongfeng County, leaving two people dead, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

The injured are receiving treatment and the condition of one of the injured was stated to be serious.

Li Tao, a local resident, said he was sent to hospital in Dongfeng County at around 1:00 am. The explosion shattered the tiles and glass of his house. He later noticed scratches on his forehead and arms. His wife has been hospitalised in the same hospital due to heart problems caused by the explosion.

Investigation into the blast is underway and rescue efforts are continuing, reports said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 24 2018. 17:10 IST
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