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Four killed in China firework plant blast

Four people were killed and two seriously injured in an explosion at a firework plant in southern China, officials said on Monday.

world Updated: Nov 17, 2008 10:59 IST
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Four people were killed and two seriously injured in an explosion at a firework plant in southern China, officials said on Monday.

The accident occurred on Sunday night at an illegal village firework plant in Guangdong province's Dianbai county, provincial officials said.

The two injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where their condition is said to be critical.

An investigation into the cause of the accident was under way.