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Coal chemistry factory blast in NW China kills 3
Updated: 2009-06-03 11:23

URUMQI - Three people have been killed in a coal chemistry factory blast in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as of 9 am Wednesday, local officials said.

The accident occurred at about 11:12 pm Tuesday in the western suburb of the region's capital Urumqi, in a coal chemistry factory belonging to the the 12th Agriculture Division of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.