2 killed, 24 injured in machinery plant blast in China

Baku, November 24, AZERTAC

Two people were killed and 24 others were injured in a machinery plant explosion in northeast China's Jilin Province Friday night, local authorities said Saturday morning, Xinhua reported.

The accident occurred at around 11:40 p.m. Friday in Sanhe Township, Dongfeng County, leaving two people dead, including one who died in the hospital. The explosion also caused a fire in the plant.

So far, a total of 41 houses have been damaged.

Investigation into the explosion is underway and the rescue effort is continuing.

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