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China: At least 4 killed, 3 injured in chemical plant explosion

06:07 PM Oct 23, 2021 | IANS

Four people were killed and three others injured after an explosion rocked a chemical plant in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said on Saturday.

The blast took place at around 11 p.m. on Friday night at a workshop of a chemical plant in Bayan Obo industrial park in Alxa League (prefecture), reports Xinhua news agency. The fire caused by the blast was put out early Saturday morning.

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The legal representative of the firm has been held by the local public security authorities and the company is halting production.

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The regional government has set up a team to investigate the cause of the accident.

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