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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Chemical plant blast kills 2 in Zhejiang

HANGZHOU, Jan. 6 (Xinhuanet) -- Two people were killed and many others were injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in east China's Zhejiang Province on Friday noon.

accident occurred at 11:50 a.m. when a pressure vessel at the Changzheng Chemical Industrial Ltd. in Shangyu City exploded. Fortunately, it failed to produce severe environmental pollution in the region.

far, chlorid leak from the broken pressure vessel has been brought under control and the cause of the accident is under investigation.
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