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Blast at China Plant Kills Seven

10:18 AM MST | January 22, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh

An explosion and fire at a sulfuric acid plant at Kunming, China on January 13 killed seven of the plant’s employees and injured 32, reports say. Seven of the injured are reported to be in serious condition. Powder keg: A firefighter in the aftermath of the sulfur explosion at Kunming, China. Yunnan Sanhuan Chemical Industry Co., a subsidiary of fertilizer manufacturer Yuntianhua International Chemical Industry Co., operates the sulfuric acid plant at Haikou, near Kunming. The plant was built in the 1970s and employs more than 1,000. It is designed to...

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