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Plant blast kills 6, injures 6 in Xinjiang

Updated: 2013-11-12 14:13
( Xinhua)

URUMQI -- At least six people have been confirmed dead and another six were injured after a blast triggered by liquid nitrogen occurred late Monday night in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

The Xinjiang regional bureau of work safety said on Monday that the blast happened at around 11:30 pm in a plant owned by Xinjiang No 8 Steel Structure Co. Ltd.

The source said that five workers were killed on the spot. One of the seven injured died in hospital.

The cause of the blast is still under investigation.

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