Chemical plant blast in N China kills 3

Updated: 2010-12-02 10:51


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HOHHOT -- Three people were killed and one injured in a chemical plant blast early Thursday morning in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local safety authorities said.

The explosion happened at about 3:30 am in CNSIC Jilantai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Plant in Alxa League. Three people died at the scene and one was rushed to a local hospital.

The chemical plant is a subsidiary of the China National Salt Industry Corporation (CNSIC).

Local safety authorities are investigating the cause of the blast.


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