Explosion kills 2 at Foxconn Plant

A large explosion ripped through a Foxconn high-tech plant in southwestern China Friday night, killing at least two people and suspending production at the facility.

Foxconn said the situation has been brought under control by the fire department and the "cause of the explosion is being investigated by local police." The company said it is cooperating with the investigation and production at the site has been suspended until the investigation is completed.

The facility, near Chengdu, has in the past been identified in local media as a manufacturing location for Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer. An Apple spokesman wasn't immediately available.