facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Blast topples plant, killing two

March 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM   |   Comments

WUHAN, China, March 27 (UPI) -- Two people were killed and more than two dozen were injured Tuesday in an explosion that decimated a biopharmaceutical plant in central China, officials said.

Officials said excessive pressure caused a reaction kettle to explode and topple Tuesday afternoon at the Luyuan Biopharmaceutical Plant in Wuhan.

Rescuers told Xinhua many people had to be pulled out from the debris. Twenty-six people were wounded, including two with severe injuries.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain
2
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games
3
Ebola health workers killed in Guinea Ebola health workers killed in Guinea
4
Iran issues lashings, imprisonment sentences for 7 who made Pharrell Williams 'Happy' fan video Iran issues lashings, imprisonment sentences for 7 who made Pharrell Williams 'Happy' fan video
5
Woman on ventilator after being hit by cyclist in Central Park Woman on ventilator after being hit by cyclist in Central Park
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback