Blast in Sichuan kills 19, in­jures 12

Fiji Sun - - Asia News - Chengdu: Xin­hua

A blast in an in­dus­trial park in south­west China’s Sichuan Prov­ince has killed 19 and in­jured 12 on Thurs­day evening, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties said.

The blast oc­curred on Thurs­day at a chem­i­cal plant Hengda in an in­dus­trial park in Jiang’an County, Yibin City, ac­cord­ing to the pro­vin­cial work safety ad­min­is­tra­tion. The Jiang’an county gov­ern­ment said the fire was put out yes­ter­day morn­ing. The in­jured are in sta­ble con­di­tion. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way.

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