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02/08/2014 Chinese car-part factory explosion kills 146 people

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China Kunshan Factory Explosion

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China factory blast kills at least 68

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68 killed, 187 injured in factory blast in East China

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What is a dust explosion?

A massive dust explosion occurred at the Zhongrong Metal Production Company, an automotive parts factory located in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China. 44 people died at the scene of the explosion, while another 31 died at local hospitals. Five hospitals in Kunshan and nearby Suzhou treated over 180 wounded. The explosion is believed to have been caused by flames igniting metal polishing dust.