Kunshan residents gathered to light candles and pray for victims of the huge factory explosion that rocked the city yesterday morning, leaving at least 69 people dead and hundreds more injured, Tencent News reports.
Government officials held a press conference on the factory blast in Kunshan city yesterday, confirming that the explosion was caused by sparks that ignited metal polishing dust. It’s being considered a production accident, based on preliminary investigation.
Earlier today, residents in the city were seen lining up to give blood after the Kunshan hospital urged people to donate at temporary collection points. Staff said that over 100 victims suffering burns and smoke inhalation have been admitted for treatment.
By Lucy Liu
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