Two trucks transporting 70 tons of explosives in Guizhou province exploded next to a motor vehicle testing station on Tuesday morning, killing 8 people and injuring 218 others. The explosion was so enormous that six local schools canceled classes because of damage to their buildings.
The trucks were parked illegally, and according to China Daily, “failed to transport their cargo in the proper fashion.” Debris was blasted in all directions, and multiple houses damaged. The local government has earmarked five million yuan to help with relocation and medical costs for those affected.
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