20 die in China explosionJune 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Twenty people were killed and 14 injured Friday in a massive blast triggered by oil that leaked from a truck in south China’s Guangdong province, authorities said.
The truck carrying 40 tonnes of gasoline collided with another truck at 4.30 a.m. on the Yanjiang Expressway in the provincial capital Guangzhou, reported Xinhua.
After the crash, oil leaked and triggered an explosion, said the city’s Internet information office on its official microblogging site.
The posting said that 20 people were confirmed dead and 14 people were wounded.
The blast set ablaze a timber mill and some work sheds.
Sources said that most of the casualties were workers of the factory.
- 13 dead in China road accident - Apr 22, 2012
- Explosives-laden truck explodes at Chinese cement factory, 9 dead - Aug 28, 2012
- 17 dead in China road accident - Aug 06, 2011
- 20 vehicles collide in China, five dead - Nov 22, 2011
- Two die in Iran refinery blast - May 24, 2011
- Two killed, 21 hurt in China road accident - Dec 18, 2011
- Grief in China as girl who was run over dies - Oct 21, 2011
- 27 dead in road accidents in China - Sep 04, 2010
- Five killed in China road accident - Aug 29, 2012
- When police mistook teachers for cheats in China - Nov 22, 2011
- Two killed in multiple crash on Mumbai-Pune Expressway - Apr 14, 2011
- 17 die in China hailstorm (Lead) - Apr 18, 2011
- Cancer-causing chemical found in peanuts, cooking oil - Dec 31, 2011
- 12 die in China hailstorm - Apr 18, 2011
- Seven killed in Rajasthan road accident - May 06, 2012
Tags: authorities, beijing, casualties, china explosion, crash, gasoline, guangdong province, guangzhou, information office, internet information, june 29, massive blast, provincial capital, south china, timber mill, tonnes, xinhua