Apple has issued a statement to All Things D regarding this morning’s explosion at the Foxconn plant that produces the iPad 2:
“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 AllThingsD. “We are working closely with Foxconn to understand what caused this terrible event.”
Apple declined to say what the impact to production might be, or comment beyond the statement.
Two people were killed by the blast that injured at least sixteen others. It’s not clear whether or not the explosion was caused by human error, or a malfunction in the production chain. Either way, Apple and Foxconn seem to be both looking into it.
Meanwhile, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou is flying to Chengdu, the site of the factory where the explosion hit, to oversee the damage and offer condolences to the families affected in person.