Apple is said to be investigating an incident at Foxconn, one of its partners in manufacturing its popular devices which include the hit iPad tablet and iPhone smartphone, after reports say that at least two workers have been killed in a blast at one of the Chinese company’s facilities.
On Friday evening, a large blast reportedly ripped through the Hongfujin Precision Electronics plant in Chengdu in Sichuan province in China killing at least two workers, the official Xinhua News Agency revealed.
Reuters says that 16 people have also been hurt in the blast at the facility which is said to be an manufacturing line connected to the iPad 2 tablet.
There has been no word, however, if the incident will affect the delicate Apple supply chain already strained from the huge demand for the company’s popular devices.
According to Reuters, Apple spokesman Steve Dowling told them that the company is “deeply saddened by the tragedy…and our hearts go out to the victims and their families.”
Dowling told Reuters that Apple is “working closely with Foxconn to understand what caused this terrible event.”