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Seven Feared Dead, Scores Injured In Factory Explosion

No fewer than seven people were reportedly killed in an explosion that occurred at an electronics component manufacturer in east China on Sunday.

The blast according to reports happened when a container used for storing scrap metal burst into flames outside a factory in an export processing zone in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, the local government.
However a statement reveals the cause of the accident outside Kunshan Waffer Technology Corp. Ltd. is still under investigation.

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The fire from the storage unit spread to a nearby factory workshop, it added, while one of the five people injured was in a critical condition.


This incident comes barely a week after one of China’s worst recent industrial accidents, in which an explosion at a chemical plant in the same province killed 78 people and injured hundreds.

The powerful explosion in the eastern city of Yancheng toppled several buildings in the industrial park, blew out windows of nearby homes and even dented metal garage doors.

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