Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trucks explosion kills at least 7 in China, over 200 injured
By Cherice Chen
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2011-11-02 10:08 AM

A huge explosion in Guizhou province, Chinahas killed at least 7 people and injured more than 200, the official news agency Xinhua reported.
The blast happened around 11:30 AM Tuesday when two trucks carrying explosives exploded at an auto repair center near a highway in Fuquan, destroying several nearby buildings and cars.

A faxed statement from Fuquan’s public security bureau said the trucks belonged to the Fuquan Yongyuan Development Company, which was sending the explosives to the provincial capital of Guiyang.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion is under way.

Accidents and explosions are common in China because of low safety standards. In June, 8 were killed when a truck carrying flammable chemicals exploded in a car park in Guangxi.

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