China

In pictures: China factory blast

  • 2 August 2014
  • From the section China
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Image caption An explosion at a factory in eastern China has killed at least 65 people, and injured more than 100, state media say
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Image caption The aftermath of the blast, in Kunshan, a city in Jiangsu province, drew scores of onlookers
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Image caption China Central Television (CCTV) identified the factory as belonging to Zhongrong Plating, a manufacturer of car parts
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Image caption The damaged workshop can be seen in this photograph released by China's Xinhua news agency
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Image caption Rescue efforts are under way as officials investigate the explosion
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Image caption Correspondents say industrial accidents are relatively common in China although figures show safety in some industries has been improving in recent years
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Image caption State media reports say that more than 200 workers were at the site at the time of the explosion
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Image caption The most badly wounded people were transferred to hospital in Shanghai