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China Plant Blast Kills 65

Chinese officials say 65 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in an explosion at a factory in eastern Kunshan City. Authorities say the explosion occurred at 7:30 a.m. Saturday (1130 Friday UTC) in an automobile wheel hub grinding workshop owned by a Taiwanese firm. A preliminary investigation showed that the blast was probably caused when dust in an enclosed room was exposed to a spark or flame. The local city government said 45 bodies were pulled from rubble and...

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