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Twenty feared killed by molten metal in China

A ladle of molten metal spilt its load at a Chinese steelworks and may have killed 20 people.

world Updated: Apr 19, 2007 03:30 IST

A ladle of molten metal spilt its load at a Chinese steelworks on Wednesday and may have killed 20 people, Xinhua news agency said.

The accident happened a plant of the Qinghe Special Steel Co Ltd in Tieling, in the northeastern province of Liaoning.

"Two bodies have been found so far and the other workers are unlikely to have survived," Xinhua said, quoting local work safety authorities.