Three killed in fireworks factory explosion in China

Three people have been killed and 45 others injured in an explosion caused by lightning at a fireworks factory in China.

Updated: Jun 22, 2013, 14:51 PM IST

Beijing: Three people have been killed and 45 others injured in an explosion caused by lightning at a fireworks factory in China.
The explosion was triggered at the plant in east China`s Jiangxi Province yesterday after lightning hit the factory, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Six of the injured are in a critical condition.

More than 300 employees were working at the Jinshan fireworks plant in Linchuan district in Fuzhou City at the time of the explosion, the city government said.

PTI