September 8, 2023
Ten people were killed and three others were injured in a gas accident in Ordos in China’s northern Inner Mongolia region, reported China Central Television (CCTV).
A burst of high-pressure gas on Thursday afternoon killed eight of the workers at the plant owned by Ordos Yiding Eco-Agriculture Development.
Four workers were injured, one of whom later died, state media Xinhua reported.
CCTV also confirmed from local authorities that one more body was found at the accident scene.
Ordos Yiding Eco-Agriculture is a wholesaler of coal and manufactured products, which covers the production of ammonia, sulphur, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Accidents due to gas and chemical explosions are not unusual in China following years of breakneck economic growth. China has stepped up inspections and checks, but industrial and workplace accidents remain common.
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