An explosion in a Foxconn facility in Chengdu, China, that killed 2 and injured at least 16 earlier today is currently under investigation from Apple and Foxconn, as well as local officials. The blast, reported by several news outlets this afternoon, took place in the factory where Foxconn makes iPads for Apple, the WSJ said. In Fried at All Things Digital posted an official statement from an Apple spokesperson:
We are deeply saddened by the tragedy at Foxconn’s plant in Chengdu, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families,” Apple said in a statement provided to All Things D. “We are working closely with Foxconn to understand what caused this terrible event.
Whilst speculation is running wild as to whether the damages to the facility will affect the iPad’s production chain, our thoughts and prayers go the victims of this terrible tragedy.
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