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Six killed in NW China factory blast

19 September 2016

Six workers were killed and one is missing after a blast at a chemical plant in northwest China's Qinghai Province on September 18. The explosion occurred in a dust collection device at a cement production line belonging to Qinghai Salt Lake Haina Chemical Company when 26 workers were on site, according to a spokesman of Ganhe Industrial Park where the plant was situated.

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Two died on the spot and 12 others were injured. Four of the injured later died in hospital. The other eight are receiving treatment and are described as stable.

A search for the missing worker is continuing and the cause of the accident is being investigated.

The company started production in 2013 with a daily capacity of 2,500 tonnes of cement.

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