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Death Toll in China Factory Explosion Rises to 15: Report

The factory was named as the first provincial-level enterprise to put in place a double prevention system for safety production risks in Henan this month.

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Updated:July 20, 2019, 9:44 PM IST
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Death Toll in China Factory Explosion Rises to 15: Report
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Beijing: The death toll from a huge factory blast in China's Yima city has risen to 15 with as many people seriously injured, a media report said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday when a huge explosion rocked a gas plant in the central Chinese city. Fifteen people were killed and 15 others were injured in the incident, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the officials, the explosion did not involve tanks of dangerous materials.

"The sound was extremely loud with a ball of fire and clouds of smoke in the air," a local resident, who was 500 meters away from the gas plant when the explosion occurred, was quoted as saying in the report. "Customers who bought goods outside were hurt by broken glass," he said.

The factory was named as the first provincial-level enterprise to put in place a double prevention system for safety production risks in Henan this month.

The Yima gas plant of Henan Gas Co Ltd was established in 1997, covering an area of 87 hectares, with more than 1,200 employees. It is listed as a key monitoring enterprise by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway, the state-run China Daily reported.

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