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Japan chemical plant blast kills one, injures 11

03 July 2018

An explosion on June 6 at a chemical plant in Fukui Prefecture, western Japan, left one person dead and at least 11 injured. A total of 12 people were sent to hospitals after the explosion, one died and another is seriously injured, a fire official told local media. The blast took place at the Protein Chemical Co. facility in the town of Wakasa, according to fire authorities.

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The factory had part of its roof blown off and windows destroyed in the explosion, according to local accounts and media footage.

The plant manufactures pharmaceuticals and chemical agents. The local police and the fire department are investigating the cause of the explosion.

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