In China, at least sixty-eight persons were killed and one hundred twenty injured in a powerful blast at a factory in Kunshan city of Jiangsu province on Saturday.

According to reports, the explosion occurred at a workshop of a Metal Factory that supplies wheel hubs for US automobiles.

The Chinese official news agency Xinhua said powerful blast was heard at a long distance away from the scene wrecking walls and heavy machinery at the factory.

The death toll may rise further.

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