Latest UPDATE: According to our sources, the cause of the explosion is due to a special dust, which is used to clean the screens of the iPads. It is flammable. And someone was smoking. Oh, the explosion occurred in a “polishing plant”.
A CCTV reporter who is at the scene now said, a witness told the reporter that the explosion happened at 19:10. And, doctor said he had already received 6-7 people injured, and more injuries are coming. The reporter was told to stay away from the building, because there might be a second explosion.
According to Ji Qing Ling’s weibo said,
“the explosion occurred in the A05, at 7 pm, the explosion caused many materials casted out from the building, and there are at least hundreds or more of workers inside the building. The whole building did not collapse yet, I do not know what is going on inside. Now there are more than 10 fire engines, 10 ambulances, many police cars.”
In addition, Sina Tech had made a call to Foxconn’s spokesperson, however his phone is on, but no one is answering. Please stay tuned on us for the latest news.
The explosion is happened in A5 building (A05), and we heard that building is also the production line of iPad 2! 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor are affected as well. The explosion is likely to cause by super-light dust.
The scene is very chaos. All we can hear is the noise of people shouting, fire engines, ambulances and police cars. The video just uploaded for one hour.
Allegedly, the explosion was occurred while the workers’ transition.
“The situation has been brought under control by the fire department and the cause of this explosion is being investigated by local police officials. Foxconn is cooperating fully with that investigation.”
According to CCTV report, the fire at Foxconn’s Chengdu plant had been settled and the place is raining now. They still haven’t heard about the cause of the explosion and not sure whether the smokes are toxic or not. Apparently, the demand and scalping price of iPad 2 in China will definitely increase dramatically and this tragedy will have a great impact on the iPad 2 production line. So, would the manufacture for Apple products get delayed?
Oh, one more thing. Looks like Foxconn CEO Terry Gou is now heading to the Chengdu plant to fix the mess, according to Taiwanese news report. With his private jet?
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