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State councilor leads team to Jiangsu to guide rescue work after deadly explosion

Updated: Mar 22,2019 9:16 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — State Councilor Wang Yong has led officials from departments of the State Council to head toward the explosion site in East China’s Jiangsu province to guide the rescue and emergency response work and visit the injured people.

Wang was assigned to the site by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Premier Li Keqiang, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council.

47 people were killed and 90 others seriously injured after the explosion ripped through a chemical factory located in an industrial park in Xiangshui county of Yancheng city at about 2:48 pm on March 21.

Xi on March 22 demanded that all-out efforts be made to search those trapped, and the injured be timely treated and relief work be well done to maintain social stability.

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