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Eight detained over deadly China gas blast

Eight detained over deadly China gas blast

Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) China's authorities informed on Friday the arrest of eight company employees, responsible for the recent gas explosion in central Hubei province, in which 25 people were killed and 138 were injured.
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The municipal government in Shiyan, where Sunday’s blast occurred, stated in a communique that an investigation revealed serious faults in the handling, safety and operations of equipment of the Dongfeng Zhongran City Gas Company.

The text specified that the detained workers did not inspect the gas pipeline in accordance with rules.

The explosion took place inside a market and caused extensive damages to a residential community.

China’s Ministry of Emergency Management sent a team of experts to Shiyan to guide the rescue works, and President Xi Jinping urged maximum efforts and called to punish those responsible for the incident.


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