Explosion Kills 24 At China Fireworks Disposal Site

From Xinhua:

The death toll from a fireworks explosion in northwest China on Wednesday has been revised down from 25 to 24, after the authorities admitted a mistake in the count on Thursday.

Just 13 of the dead have so far been identified and five are still missing after the blast in Turpan City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region late on Wednesday.

Sun Changhua, secretary of the Turpan Prefectural Committee of the Communist Party of China, told a briefing on Thursday afternoon that six of those identified were of Han ethnicity and the others were of minority groups.

March 27, 2008 6:33 PM
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