Blast At Steel Plant In NE China Kills At Least 13



Salon Staff
February 21, 2012 10:54AM (UTC)

BEIJING (AP) — At least 13 people have been killed and 17 hurt in a blast at a steel plant in northeastern China.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency says the blast late Monday night in Anshan city in Liaoning province happened when a mold exploded in a steel-casting plant. The cause of the explosion was not given. Calls to the government offices in Anshan rang unanswered Tuesday.

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Rapid economic growth and lax safety measures mean that industrial accidents are relatively common in China.


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