Chairs were left strewn as people fled after the explosion. Photo: Weibo

Gas explosion injures 66 at funeral in China after cooking canisters leak

  • Two people under criminal detention after guests suffer serious burns
  • Initial investigation finds the blast was caused by leakage from liquefied gas being used by a chef
Topic |   China Society

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Chairs were left strewn as people fled after the explosion. Photo: Weibo
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Firefighters work on the rubble of a pesticide plant owned by Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical following an explosion in Xiangshui county, Yancheng, Jiangsu province, last week. Photo: Reuters

Death toll from China chemical plant blast rises to 78

  • 56 casualties have been identified following accident in Yangcheng
  • Cabinet orders nationwide checks on chemical plants to spot dangers
Topic |   China chemical plant explosion

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Firefighters work on the rubble of a pesticide plant owned by Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical following an explosion in Xiangshui county, Yancheng, Jiangsu province, last week. Photo: Reuters
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