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7 killed in north China plant fire

Baku, March 14, AZERTAC

Seven people were killed in a fire at a chemical plant early Monday in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said, according to Xinhua.

The fire broke out at about 2:08 a.m. Monday in the Hondlon District in the city of Baotou, and was brought under control about an hour later. Seven people were missing.

Rescue work finished at 6:40 a.m. as all the missing people were found dead.

Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.

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