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Industrial park blast kills 19, hurts 12 in southwest China

AP  |  Beijing 

A blast in an industrial park in a southwestern province has killed 19 people and injured 12 others, China's official Agency said today.

The blast occurred at the Yibin Technology Co, a in an industrial park in the city of Yibin in province at 6.30 pm yesterday, Xinhua said.

Xinhua cited the county government as saying the fire was put out today morning and the injured were in stable condition.

Efforts have been made to improve work safety standards but deadly industrial accidents remain common in China, where enforcement of safety regulations can sometimes be lax.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 06:50 IST