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Death Toll Rises to 13 in Shandong Chemical Factory Blast

The death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China last week has jumped to 13 after search and rescue efforts ended, a city government said. A factory that produces adhesive materials exploded on August 31 in Lijin county in Shandong province. Two days after the blast, the official death toll stood at five. The Dongying city government, which administers the area, said the toll had risen to 13 following the completion of search and rescue efforts Saturday. It...

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