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Death toll rises to 10 from Henan\'s gas factory blast
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Death toll rises to 10 from Henan\'s gas factory blast

2019-7-21 12:25| 发布者: maoyl| 查看: 118| 评论: 0|原作者: Xinhua
摘要: At least 10 people have been killed, 19 severely injured and five others are missing after an explosion ripped through a gas plant in central China's Henan Province Friday, local authorities confi ...

At least 10 people have been killed, 19 severely injured and five others are missing after an explosion ripped through a gas plant in central China's Henan Province Friday, local authorities confirmed Saturday.

Heavy smoke is seen at the workshop of a gas plant rocked by an explosion on the afternoon of Friday, July 19, 2019, in the city of Yima in Henan Province. [Photo: IC]

Heavy smoke is seen at the workshop of a gas plant rocked by an explosion on the afternoon of Friday, July 19, 2019, in the city of Yima in Henan Province. [Photo: IC]

A device in the gas factory owned by the Henan Coal Gas (Group) Co. Ltd., located in the city of Yima, exploded at around 5:45 p.m. Friday, according to the government of Sanmenxia City, which administers Yima.

The blast also left an unidentified number of people slightly injured, according to local government. The injured have been sent to hospital for treatment.

Rescuers are searching the missing people, local authorities said.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent a work team and the National Health Commission has dispatched medical experts to the site.

Further investigation is underway.


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