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Blast at Chemical Factory in China Kills Six People

July 28, 2010
Bloomberg reports, an explosion at an abandoned chemical factory in Nanjing city in eastern China has killed at least six people and injured more than 300, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The blast may have been sparked by a gas leak from a pipeline running through the factory. The explosion is the country’s third major industrial accident this month. The walls and roof of the factory collapsed and firefighters were trying to douse a fire. The air in the area still smells of gas, the State Administration of Work Safety said in its report, citing eye- witness accounts. Shattered glass and fallen walls caused most injuries. The factory is owned by Jiangsu GPRO Group Co.