Five die in China aluminium plant explosion

Published: August 28, 2018 14:05:34 | Updated: August 28, 2018 17:35:20

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Five people were killed by an explosion at an aluminium plant in eastern China’s Jiangsu province on Tuesday morning, state-run China News reported, citing local authorities.

The blast occurred at around 2 am (1800 GMT) in the city of Jiangyin, at a plant belonging to a company named as Yize Aluminium, according to the report.

Two people died at the scene and a further three in hospital, where one other victim is in a non-life-threatening condition, Reuters reported citing the state media.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.  

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