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4 Dead, 12 Injured in Chinese Shipyard Explosion

Rob Almeida
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March 4, 2012

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According to China’s state-owned news company, Xinhua, 4 workers have died following a boiler explosion on board a bulk carrier at the Zijinshan Shipyard in Nanjing this past Friday night.

The ship was nearly ready to be handed over to the shipowner, China Changjiang National Shipping, when the blast occurred.

According to a statement by the shipyard, “of the 12 shipyard workers who were admitted to a hospital, two slightly injured have been discharged and the rest are still under emergency medical treatment.”


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