A factory explosion in Kunshan, a city in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu, killed at least 68 and injured almost 200 people, BBC reported, citing state media. According to state-run Xinhua News Agency, the explosion took place inside a workshop where wheel hubs were polished, and of the 264 workers at the explosion site, 44 died immediately and 187 were found injured at the time. Xinhua went on to say that the factory belonged to Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products and that five company employees had been detained. The company manufactures car parts and employs roughly 450 workers, serving large clients such as US carmaker General Motors, CCTV reported.
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