12 killed, 300 in­jured in ex­plo­sion at fac­tory

Austin American-Statesman - - THURSDAYBRIEFING -

BEI­JING — A pow­er­ful ex­plo­sion ig­nited by a bro­ken gas pipe­line killed at least 12 peo­ple, in­jured about 300 and flat­tened hun­dreds of build­ings in east­ern China. The blast oc­curred at a plas­tics fac­tory in Nan­jing, the cap­i­tal of Jiangsu prov­ince. Ac­cord­ing to state me­dia, the ex­plo­sion oc­curred when work­ers dug into a nearby poly­eth­yl­ene pipe­line.

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