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3 killed in Jiangxi fireworks plant blast

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-06-21 21:14

NANCHANG - Lightning triggered an explosion at a fireworks plant in east China's Jiangxi province Friday afternoon, killing three people and injuring 45 others, local authorities said.

Six of the injured are in critical condition.

The explosion happened at about 5 pm, when more than 300 employees were working at the Jinshan fireworks plant in Linchuan district in Fuzhou city, the city government said.


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