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18 killed in China tanker blast

IANS

Beijing, June 14, 2020

At least 18 people were killed and over 160 others injured in a tanker blast in China's Zhejiang province, local authorities said on Sunday.

The tanker exploded near a village in the Wenling section of the Shenyang-Haikou Expressway on Saturday evening, Xinhua news agency said.

A second blast occurred when the blown-up truck fell onto a workshop near the expressway.

The explosions caused the residential houses and factory workshops to collapse.

Hundreds of firefighters were sent to the scene for rescue work.

As of Sunday morning, a total of 166 injured people were receiving medical treatment in hospitals.

Rescue and search efforts were underway.

IANS

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