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Five killed, three injured after blast at China oil plant

04 April 2017

Five people were killed and three others injured after a blast set a factory warehouse in eastern China on fire on the evening of April 2, Xinhua reported. The explosion was centred on the storage facility of a speciality oil plant in Anhui province’s city of Anqing owned by Wanhua Oil Products, and the fire at the plant was put out after three hours.

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Among the three rescued, two were receiving treatment in hospital while the third, with minor injuries, was discharged. Early monitoring showed no serious air pollution from the incident and measures were underway to deal with water pollution.

The cause of the incident is under investigation, Xinhua said.

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