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Explosion of explosives leaves 3 injured, 9 missing

By CANG WEI | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-04-08 10:35

Three people were hurt and nine people were missing in an explosion caused when a company destroyed expired explosives used for civilian purposes in Chicheng county, Hebei province, on Wednesday.

The company, Anchen Security and Blasting Services, was destroying the explosives for Jingmei Chemical at a mining area owned by Yinda Mining Company when the accident happened, according to the website of the county's government.

Rescue is underway and the injured are receiving treatment, it said.

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