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Two dead, 18 Injured in China battery plant blast

01 June 2016

Two people have been confirmed dead and 18 others injured in a battery plant explosion on May 31 in Jiangsu Province, according to local authorities quoted by Xinhua. The blast shook a lithium battery storehouse of Haisida Power Supply Co. in the city of Qidong, the city government said in a statement.

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It said 12 factory workers and eight firemen were taken to hospital in Qidong and Nantong with injuries and a worker and fireman died there. Authorities have closed down the plant and launched an investigation, it said.

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