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Five killed in east China power plant blast

08 November 2016

Five people died and six were injured in an explosion at a thermal power plant in east China's Shandong Province on November 8, according to Xinhua. Quoting local government sources, the news agency said the explosion happened in the ammonia tank of a desulphurisation device at Jiazhou thermal power plant in Zibo City.

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Two were killed on the spot and three others died in hospital. The six others in the hospital do not face life-threatening injuries, a spokesman for the city government said.

The accident also caused leakage of around 55 tonnes of liquefied ammonia. The government said firefighters have managed to control the environmental hazards. No severe effects on local residents have been reported.

The cause of the blast is under investigation.

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