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State Council launches investigation into deadly industrial park blast

Updated: Mar 22,2019 3:33 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — An investigation team has been organized by the State Council, China’s cabinet, to probe the deadly explosion at an industrial park in East China’s Jiangsu province.

The team is headed by Vice-Minister of Emergency Management Huang Ming and the probe is already underway.

At least 47 people were killed and 90 others seriously injured after the explosion ripped through a chemical industrial park in Yancheng city at about 2:48 pm on March 21.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has dispatched a team of experts to the site and urged all-out efforts in the rescue.