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Nine injured in explosion at Magna Ontario plant

03 May 2013

Nine people were injured in an explosion and fire on May 1 on a manufacturing an auto parts plant in Newmarket, Ontario, owned by Magna International Inc, local police said. York Regional police said six people were sent to the hospital, while Magna said in a statement that five employees were hospitalised for evaluation.

Magna confirmed that its Dortec Industries plant, which is located some 35 miles (55 kilometres) north of Toronto, is closed at this time. 

Dortec Industries manufactures door latches for vehicles at its Newmarket plant.

Police said provincial officials are investigating the cause of the explosion.

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