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1 dead in NE China workshop blast


15:57, June 21, 2013

HARBIN, June 21 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed in a workshop blast in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Friday morning, sources with the local government said.

The explosion occurred around 9 a.m. at Harbin Haoyang Thermal Insulating Material Co., Ltd. in Limin Township, Hulan District, located about an hour's drive from Harbin's city center.

A witness who drove past the scene said he heard a bang and felt tremors. "Later, I heard the sirens of fire engines and ambulances," he told Xinhua over the phone.

Another witness said he heard a loud bang and instantly saw thick smoke billow out of the factory yard.

An initial investigation indicated that a tank containing one tonne of toxic carbolic acid exploded due to improper operation during equipment commissioning.

Police have cordoned off the scene to keep passengers-by at bay.

Li Chao, the district's work safety chief, said local authorities are discussing ways to handle the chemical leak, which poses hazards to the environment. The situation is under control, he added.

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