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Explosion kills 6 at China firework plant

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-04-22 15:34

JINAN - An explosion at a firework plant in east China's Shandong Province left six people dead and two others seriously injured on Tuesday, the local government said.

The blast went off at around 8:50 a.m. at Dongfang Firework Factory in Wendeng District of Weihai, the city government's press office said in a statement.

It did not identify the victims.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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