South West China chemical plant blast kills 5, injures 4

July 22nd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): At least five persons were killed and four injured in a chemical plant explosion in Xingyi in South West China’s Guizhou Province on Thursday morning.

The China Daily and the Xinhua news agency reported that the accident took place at about 9 a.m. at the plant located in the Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qianxinan.

Chen Gang, director of the prefecture government’s emergency response office, was quoted as saying: “The explosion occurred when workers were repairing chemical material pipelines.”

The injured have been admitted to a hospital.

“We are investigating the cause of the accident,” Gang added. (ANI)

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