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10 dead, three missing in steel plant blast in Liaoning

(Xinhua)

10:24, February 21, 2012

Photo taken on Feb. 21, 2012 shows the blast site of a workshop in the Angang Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. in Anshan City, northeast China's Liaoning Province. A blast occurred at 11:30 p.m. Monday (0330 GMT) at a steel-casting workshop owned by Angang Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd., leaving 13 people dead, one missing and 17 injured. (Xinhua/Yang Qing)

SHENYANG, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Ten people died and three others remain missing after a blast jolted a steel plant in northeast China's Liaoning Province, said local authorities.

Seventeen people were injured in the accident at 11:30 p.m. Monday at a steel-casting workshop owned by Angang Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. in the city of Anshan, according to a statement issued by the publicity department of the provincial committee of the Communist Party of China.

The injured workers were receiving medical treatment in hospital, said the statement.

Rescuers are searching for the missing people. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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