69 killed in deadly blast at car parts factory in China

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 5:18:28 by
car parts factory blast kills 69 in china

A strong explosion in a factory in the eastern province of Jiangsu has caused at least 69 dead and hundreds injured, as confirmed on Saturday the Chinese state media, citing government sources.

The Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that the explosion happened at around 7:30 am (local time) on Saturday in the city of Kunshan of Jiangsu.

Images from the China Central Television (CCTV) show large columns of black smoke coming out of a low rise building, with other planes in which we see how he moves on trucks and ambulances for the wounded.

The factory has 450 workers and specializes in the manufacture of parts for vehicles, with clients such as General Motors and other U.S. companies.

When the explosion occurred, more than 200 workers were at the factory and at least 40 of them died on the spot. Authorities are still trying to verify the number of deaths and clarify the causes of the tragic accident.

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