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China gas plant blast toll 12

Published : Sunday, 21 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 80

BEIJING, July 20: The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China rose to 12, state media said on Saturday, with three people still missing.
Friday's blast at the Henan Coal Gas Group factory left another 13 people seriously wounded and more with light injuries, said official news agency Xinhua. The blast shattered windows and doors of buildings in a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) radius. It occurred in the air separation unit of Henan Coal's factory, state broadcaster CCTV said, with Xinhua saying a device in the factory exploded at 5:45 pm on Friday. All production at the plant has been stopped.    -AFP





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