China: Explosion in Ningbo city, 2 dead

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A powerful blast in the port city of Ningbo in China's east Zhejiang province today killed two persons and injured over 30 others as the country's worst industrial explosion in three years destroyed nearby buildings and vehicles, officials said.

Explosion in China's Ningbo city, casualties feared: Media

More than 30 people rushed to hospital after Ningbo explosion. No residents lived at site of explosion, but there might be garbage collectors working inside at time of explosion.

The area resembled a war zone as a video footage posted on social media showed enormous amount of devastation with floors of several buildings blown off due to the explosion.

The incident reportedly occurred around 9:00 a.m. BJT in Jiangbei District.

A rescue operation and an investigation into the cause of the incident are underway.

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