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Death Toll in China Chemical Plant Explosion Rises to 20

5:04 AM MDT | September 1, 2008 | Kara Sissell and Deepti Ramesh

The death toll from the explosions at a chemical plant in south China on Tuesday, has increased to 20, say reports. Several more are missing and nearly 60 have been injured, reports add. The accident at the Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Co. plant at Yizhou caused more than 11,500 people living within several miles of the plant to be evacuated, reports say. The plant produces polyvinyl acetate, calcium carbide and vinyl acetate monomer, reports say. The main explosion occurred at 6 a.m. local time on Tuesday, setting off a series of subsequent explosions until about 1...

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