China sacks senior officials for deadly factory blast

December 31, 2014 2:25 AM

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China sacks senior officials for deadly factory blast

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's government has sacked two senior officials and will prosecute 18 others following an explosion in August at a car parts factory that killed 146, the country's worst industrial accident this year, state media reported.

A room filled with metal dust exploded in Jiangsu province at the Kunshan Zhongrong factory that polished wheel hubs for car makers, including General Motors Co.

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