Nanchang steel plant blast deaths rise to four

China | 11 Jun 2019 7:16 pm

The death toll has risen to four in a gas pipe explosion at a steel factory in the city of Nanchang, capital of eastern Jiangxi province, local authorities said, Xinhua reports.

Six people who were injured in the accident are still receiving treatment, according to Nanchang's emergency management bureau.

The accident occurred on May 29 at the Fangda special steel company. One person was killed on the spot, and another died the following day from severe burns.

Jiangxi's safety watchdog has criticized Fangda for neglecting its duty to ensure the safety of its employees and the public, citing that 10 accidents that caused casualties have occurred in the company since 2016.

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