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Sinopec pipeline blast final death toll 62
(12-03 10:48)

The final death toll from an oil pipeline explosion in the coastal city of Qingdao is 62, local authorities said.
The body of the last missing person was found Monday, the Qingdao city government said in a statement on its verified account on Sina Weibo, taking the number of confirmed dead to 62. Another 136 people were treated in hospital, it said.
The pipeline, run by state-owned oil giant Sinopec, sprang a leak on November 22 and exploded several hours later as workers sought to repair it.
Seven Sinopec executives have been detained by police.
About 28,000 people were killed or went missing in workplace accidents in the first half of this year, state media have reported.—AFP

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