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Update On China Power Plant Explosion, As Death Toll Increases.

Death toll rises to 22 in central China power plant blast

Image above shows medical staff receiving an injured victim from the power plant explosion caused by a broken steam pipe.

The Tianjin power plant has recorded an increase from the initially reported number of deaths. China’s State Administration of Work Safety said Saturday that 22 persons have died as a result of the deadly blast which occurred a few days ago in Dangyang, Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province.

The blast occurred at Madian Gangue Power Generation Co. Ltd. in Dangyang City around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday.

 

Death toll rises to 22 in central China power plant blast

Image: File Photo

Preliminary investigations confirmed the fire was caused by a broken high-pressure steam pipe when workers were testing thermo-power facilities.

The plant and neighboring companies have been closed and a work safety overhaul has been launched in the city, Xinhua reported, adding that the administration has sent a work group to oversee the operation and conduct an investigation.

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