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Explosion at Chemical Plant in China Kills 16

1:34 AM MST | February 29, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

An explosion at Hebei Keeper Chemical Industries Co.’s (Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China) production facility at Zhaoxian county in Hebei Province, on February 28, killed at least 16 and injured more than 40 employees, say press reports. Several employees are also missing. The explosion flattened a part of the plant. Hebei Keeper Chemical mainly produces agchems and pharmaceutical intermediates. The exact cause of the incident is...

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