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7 killed in East China's firework plant blast

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-23 13:58

NANCHANG -- Seven people have been confirmed dead after an explosion occurred at a firework plant in Shangli county, East China's Jiangxi province, Friday evening.

The county authorities said on Saturday that the plant was ordered for production suspension by the county's work safety administration on Friday morning due to loopholes in production safety. But the plant continued production in the evening.

An investigation is underway.

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