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July 6, 2023

Building collapses, gas blasts, cave-ins are common in China — here's a look at some of the deadly accidents

  • At least 31 people were killed last month when cooking gas exploded at a restaurant.
  • BEIJING (AP) — At least 31 people were killed and seven injured on June 21 when cooking gas exploded at a restaurant in Yinchuan in northwestern China. It was the latest in China's long history of deadly industrial accidents, which occur regularly despite government pledges to clamp down on lax standards, poor oversight and corruption frequently blamed for the collapse of buildings, mine cave-ins, explosions and other disasters.

    Here is a look at some of the worst in recent years.


     
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