75 die in China factory explosion, state-run media says

August 4, 2014 12:20 PM

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75 die in China factory explosion, state-run media says

(CNN) -- A factory explosion killed 75 people Saturday in China, according to state-run news agency Xinhua.

The blast occurred at 7:37 a.m. Saturday (7.37 p.m. Friday, Eastern time) in the city of Kunshan in the eastern province of Jiangsu. Along with the dead, the explosion also injured 180 people, Xinhua said, citing officials.

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