August 28, 2018 / 7:47 AM / a year ago

Five killed in explosion at aluminum plant in China's Jiangsu: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Five people were killed by an explosion at an aluminum plant in eastern China’s Jiangsu province on Tuesday morning, state-run China News reported, citing local authorities.

The blast occurred at around 2 a.m. (1800 GMT) in the city of Jiangyin, at a plant belonging to a company named as Yize Aluminium, according to the report. Two people died at the scene and a further three in hospital, where one other victim is in a non-life-threatening condition.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation, the report said.

Reporting by Tom Daly; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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