19 killed in factory explosion in China’s Sichuan province

At least 19 people have died and 12 others are injured following an explosion in Yangchun Industrial Park, the Sichuan Provincial Safety Supervision Bureau has announced. Rescue teams and fire services rushed to the scene of the incident in Yibin Hengda Technology Co. which happened at 6:50 pm local time. Authorities are investigating the cause of the tragedy.