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Japan: Fatal blast at Mitsubishi Materials factory
« on: January 09, 2014, 02:43:27 AM »
Via the BBC:

At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan, police say.

The blast occurred at a plant run by Mitsubishi Materials in the town of Yokkaichi in Mie prefecture.

Maintenance crews were working on a heat exchanger used in the production of silicon products when the blast happened, a spokesman at the plant told the AFP news agency.

At least 12 people are reported to have been injured.
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