2 dead, 2 injured in C. China factory blast

Updated: 2010-03-04 16:57
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ZHENGZHOU - Two workers died and another two injured in a factory blast early Thursday morning in central China's Henan province, local authorities said.

A compression unit of Huayuhengtong Chemical Co., Ltd. exploded at 0:40 am in Shangcai county, according to the Shangcai County Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in a statement.

The two slightly injured had been hospitalized. Nearby buildings had been checked for damage, it said.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.