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19 dead in chemical plant explosion in China

An explosion in a chemical plant in the Sichuan province of China killed 19 people and injured 12, Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday. The plant belonging to Yibin Hengda Technology Co. is situated in an industrial park in the city of Yibin.

The blast happened around 6:30 local time, with social media users posting pictures of fire and smoke billowing from the facility. The fire was put out early on Friday, while the cause of the explosion has not yet been made public. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

Breaking the News / DJ