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Two killed in chemical plant blast in north China

Two people were killed and a person was injured when an explosion occurred in a chemical plant in North China's Chifeng City following which as many as 700 residents in the proximity of the site had to be evacuated to safer areas.

world Updated: Apr 05, 2010 11:05 IST

Two people were killed and a person was injured when an explosion occurred in a chemical plant in North China's Chifeng City following which as many as 700 residents in the proximity of the site had to be evacuated to safer areas.

The accident occurred when a high-pressure storage tank containing silicon tetrachloride exploded in Chifeng City in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region during the weekend.

The blast in the Shengsen Silicon Technology Development Co. Ltd. also injured another person.

The injured's have been confirmed to be in a stable condition in the hospital, according to local authorities.

People returned to their homes after local environmental authorities announced that the atmospheric conditions in the town were normal.

Company officials said, their firm is building and installing production equipments capable of producing 3,000 tons of silicon dioxide every year.

Police and work safety officials are still investigating the cause of the accident.