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Death toll rises to 6 in China factory blast

WUHAN, Aug. 4 : The death toll has risen to six as of 7 a.m. Tuesday after a flash explosion at a chemical plant on Monday in central China’s Hubei Province, local authorities said.
Four others were wounded, with their injuries not considered life-threatening.The accident happened at around 5:30 p.m. Monday in a workshop of an organic silicon company in the city of Xiantao.
The fire was put out at 7 p.m. Monday, according to the city’s publicity department.The company has stopped production for an overhaul, and investigation is under way. (Xinhua)

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