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Three killed in China shipyard blast


Beijing : At least three people were killed and 12 injured in a shipyard blast in east China’s Jiangsu province Sunday, the authorities said.

The accident occurred in the afternoon on a ship that was under construction at the Wujiazui shipyard in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu, Xinhua reported.

The explosion was triggered by sparks in a space with combustible gas during the construction, the work safety watchdog said following an initial investigation.

The injured workers were shifted to local hospitals, sources said.