Major pipeline explosion in China kills 35
A major oil pipeline exploded last week in China, killing 35 people, according to the Chinese government. The latest accident highlights China's poor industrial safety record.
According to sources, the force of the blast, which occurred in the coastal city of Qingdao, ripped roads apart, overturning cars and thinking a plume of black smoke over the city, pictures showed.
The pipeline, operated by state-owned oil behemoth Sinopec, developed a leak Friday morning and exploded as workers were working to fix it, according to local government sources on a verified social media page.
According to the update, a total of 35 people were killed, it said, while 166 were injured. Among those, 57 were seriously hurt and eight...
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