CHINA 2 killed, 24 injured in machinery plant blast in Jilin

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2 killed, 24 injured in machinery plant blast in Jilin

Xinhua

10:42, November 24, 2018

(Video: The Beijing News)

CHANGCHUN, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and 24 others were injured in a machinery plant explosion in northeast China's Jilin Province Friday night, local authorities said Saturday morning.

The accident occurred at around 11:40 p.m. Friday in Sanhe Township, Dongfeng County, leaving two people dead, including one who died in the hospital. The explosion also caused a fire in the plant.

So far, a total of 41 houses have been damaged.

Investigation into the explosion is underway and the rescue effort is continuing.

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