China orders safety checks around campus after deadly blast

Updated 2017-06-16 17:29:40 Xinhua

The Ministry of Education Friday issued an urgent circular asking for enhanced safety checks and controls on campus surroundings.

The decision was made in the wake of a brutal explosion that killed eight and injured 65 near a kindergarten in Fengxian County in eastern China's Jiangsu Province Thursday afternoon.

The circular requires educational departments and schools to carry out a comprehensive check on potential safety loopholes in cooperation with various authorities.

The ministry also called for timely handling of disputes related to schools to eliminate potential risks.

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