CHINA Death toll rises to 6 in China factory blast

CHINA

Death toll rises to 6 in China factory blast

Xinhua

06:43, August 04, 2020

WUHAN, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has risen to six as of 7 a.m. Tuesday after a flash explosion at a chemical plant on Monday in central China's Hubei Province, local authorities said.

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Photo: Beijing Daily

Four others were wounded, with their injuries not considered life-threatening.

The accident happened at around 5:30 p.m. Monday in a workshop of an organic silicon company in the city of Xiantao.

The fire was put out at 7 p.m. Monday, according to the city's publicity department.

The company has stopped production for an overhaul, and investigation is under way.

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