At least 21 people have been killed, and several others injured, following an explosion, at a power plant, in central China.
At least 21 people have been killed and several injured in an explosion at a power plant in central China.
The blast happened in Dangyang city in central Hubei province when a high-pressure steam pipe exploded, the official Xinhua news agency said.
A Chinese government team has been sent to the plant to help rescue efforts and to investigate the cause of the blast, according to the state-owned China News Service, quoting official Yang Huanning.
China continues to suffer from frequent industrial accidents despite a central government-ordered drive to upgrade safety in factories, power plants and mines.