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21 killed in explosion at power plant in China


Beijing : At least 21 people were killed and five others injured today after a high-pressure steam pipe exploded at a power plant in central China’s Hubei Province.

According to local authorities, the high-pressure steam pipe exploded at the Madian Gangue Power Generation Co. Ltd. in Dangyang City around 3:20 PM.

The explosion left at least 21 people dead, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

The injured, three of them seriously, were rushed to nearby hospital, it said. Rescue efforts are underway.

The cause of the blast was not immediately known.

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