Explosion at China factory kills 13
An explosion at a major steel factory in north-eastern China yesterday killed 13 people and injured another 17, a company official said.
The blast took place late on Monday at a steel casting workshop belonging to state-run Angang Heavy Machinery in Anshan, Liaoning province.
A spokesman for the parent company, Ansteel Group, said investigations into the cause of the accident were ongoing.
The injured had been taken to hospital, state media said.
According to a statement from the provincial committee of the Communist Party, the accident happened when a mould exploded, the official Xinhua news agency reported.