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3 killed, 2 injured in fireworks blast in Shandong
Updated: 2009-01-04 07:32

JINAN -- Three people died and two were injured in a blast at an illegal fireworks plant on Saturday afternoon in east China's Shandong Province.

The blast occurred at about 4:30 p.m. in an abandoned kiln that was being used illegally for producing fireworks by a man in Yuhe Town, Weifang City, the city government said.

No further details are available at present.