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At least 1 killed, 1 missing in factory blast in east China

(Xinhua)

13:37, October 16, 2011

HANGZHOU, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- A blast ripped through an electronics factory in east China's Zhejiang province Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead and another missing, witnesses said.

Workers and nearby residents said the blast, which occurred around 9 a.m to 10 a.m., also injured several others.

The explosion shattered windows of houses 50 meters away from the factory, residents said.

The cause of the blast is under investigation.

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