|Firefighters search for survivals at the factory blast site in Kunshan, east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 2, 2014. A powerful factory blast has killed 65 people and injured over 100 others in Kunshan City on Saturday morning. The blast happened at around 7:37 a.m. inside a wheel hub polishing workshop owned by the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co., Ltd,. An initial probe indicated that the explosion might be caused by dusts inside the workshop, officials said. (Xinhua)|
NANJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Police in east China's Jiangsu Province have detained two people after an explosion killed 65 people and injured over 100 others on Saturday morning, local authorities said.
The two senior executives at Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co., Ltd have been placed under police custody, sources with the Kunshan city government said.
The explosion ripped through a wheel hub polishing workshop owned by Kunshan Zhongrong Metal in Kunshan at 7:37 a.m..
Officials have said the explosion was a work safety accident, and the blast was probably caused by flames igniting dust inside the workshop. [ Kunshan Zhongrong is a Taiwanese-invested company in Kunshan's economic and technological development zone, which is 70 kilometers away from Shanghai. Its website said the company has 450 employees and listed General Motors as a client.
China Focus: Factory blast kills 65 in E China
NANJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- An explosion has killed 65 people and injured more than 100 others after ripping through a factory in east China's Jiangsu Province on Saturday morning, government sources said.
The blast gutted a wheel hub polishing workshop owned by Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co., Ltd in Kunshan City at 7:37 a.m., according to the city government.Full Story