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Five die in China chemical plant explosion

January 3, 2009

At least five people were killed in an explosion at a chemical plant in east China, state media reported Saturday.

The blast happened in Wucheng County in Shandong province on Thursday afternoon and killed one person on the spot, injuring 13 others, the official Xinhua news agency said, quoting government sources in the county.

Four others — all migrant workers — died later in hospital, Xinhua said.

AFP/Xinhua

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blast.

China’s work safety record is notoriously bad. Thousands of people die every year in mines, factories and on construction sites, according to official sources.

At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical ... 
At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical plant in east China, state media has reported.(AFP/Xinhua)
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