China explosion: 2 killed, 26 injured
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 21:43
Beijing: Two people were killed and 26 others injured on Tuesday when a massive explosion destroyed a biopharmaceutical plant in China's central Hubei province.

A reaction kettle exploded due to excessive pressure, causing a workshop to collapse at the Luyuan Biopharmaceutical Plant in Wuhan city's Jiangxia District in Hubei, firefighters said.

Two person were killed and 24 others injured. Television pictures showed that plant and the surroundings were completely destroyed.

Rescuers said the people buried in the debris were pulled out, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The wounded have been rushed to hospital, among whom, two suffered severe injuries, the official said.


First Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 21:43

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