Seven killed, 36 injured in China truck explosion

March 14th, 2008 - 12:00 am ICT by admin  

Guangzhou (China), March 13 (Xinhua) At least seven people were killed and 36 injured in an explosion in southern Chinese province of Guangdong Thursday, officials said. The blast occurred around 3:40 p.m. when workers were transferring goods from a parked truck to another in Hongkangdongzhu, the capital city of the province, officials and witnesses said.

All the injured, two of whom were serious, were rushed to a nearby hospital.

The explosion also caused a fire that was extinguished after more than two hours.

The cause of the blast was not yet known and investigation was underway.

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