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Explosion occurs at gas factory in central China

Associated Press

BEIJING — An explosion Friday evening at a gas factory in central China left two people missing and multiple people injured, state media said.

State broadcaster CCTV reported the blast occurred in Henan province around 5:50 p.m. Windows were shattered within 1.9 miles of the blast, and some doors inside buildings were toppled.

Xinhua news agency cited the Yima city government as saying two people were missing and multiple people were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The report said the explosion occurred in the air separation unit at the Yima gas factory of the Henan Coal Gas (Group) Co., Ltd. But the report said the blast did not occur in the gas tank areas, and all production has been stopped.

More than 60 people died in March in a chemical plant explosion in eastern Jiangsu province.

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