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4 killed, 10 injured in Beijing factory blast

By Xin Wen | | Updated: 2019-12-03 15:10
Rescuers are seen in the bean-processing factory in Beijing's Shunyi district, Dec 3, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

The death toll from a blast early Tuesday at a factory in Beijing's Shunyi district rose to four, and another 10 injured were still in the hospital, according to local authorities.

The incident happened at about 3:07 am in a bean-processing factory, with the fire put out at 3:40 am, according to a statement released earlier by the local firefighting department. The municipal city and district-level authorities have launched an emergency response to deal with the situation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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