Powerful blast in Chinese port city kills two

Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 10:01 IST | Agencies

A powerful blast in the port city of Ningbo in China's east Zhejiang province yesterday killed two persons and injured over 30 others as the country's worst industrial explosion in three years destroyed nearby buildings and vehicles, officials said

A powerful blast in the port city of Ningbo in China's east Zhejiang province yesterday killed two persons and injured over 30 others as the country's worst industrial explosion in three years destroyed nearby buildings and vehicles, officials said. Ningbo is one of the major international cargo and container shipping ports in the country. Scores of vehicles parked in the area were damaged. Rescuers were seen trying to pull people out of the rubble from flats whose roofs were blown off.

Rescue workers at the site of the explosion. pic/afp
Rescue workers at the site of the explosion. Pic/AFP

The accident took place at 8:50 am (local time) in Jiangbei district, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Several buildings saw their roofs collapse and windows shatter due to the blast whose cause was not immediately known. China has suffered major industrial explosions in the course of its massive economic growth.

30 Approximate no. of people injured in the blast

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