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Shanghai garbage incineration plant explodes

Updated: 2013-12-05 21:19
By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai (

A garbage incineration plant in Shanghai's suburban Jiading district exploded on Thursday afternoon and rescuers were still searching for one person buried in the collapsed building at 5:30 pm, local news portal reported.

The explosion at the plant, Shanghai Jiangqiao, occurred around 3 pm and was caused by a buildup of methane gas, the report said. Part of the 400-square-meter plant building collapsed.

Four people were rescued from under the debris and rushed to a hospital.

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