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Factory explosion in China kills at least 65

August 02, 2014, 8:58 UTC+3 2 2/8
Injured more than 120
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© AP Photo/Xinhua, Chen Peiliang

BEIJING, August 2 (Itar-Tass) - A blast at a factory in China' s eastern industrial province of Jiangsu killed at least 65 people and injured more than 120, China's central television said.

The blast occurred in in the city of Kunshan on Saturday.

Local media reported the accident occurred at an auto metal parts making workshop because of carelessness when handling flammable materials or a steam boiler breakdown. Medics and rescuers were working at the site. Photo in the Internet show scores of burnt people sitting on the ground or lying on stretchers. Smoke was billowing over the workshop.

Some of the injured people are in grave condition.

Four hundred and fifty people worked at the factory.

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