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Two dead, 18 Injured In China Battery Plant Blast

China Battery BlastTwo dead, 18 Injured in China battery plant blast

Two people have been confirmed dead and 18 others injured in a battery plant explosion on May 31 in Jiangsu Province, according to local authorities quoted by Xinhua.

The blast shook a lithium battery storehouse of Haisida Power Supply Co. in the city of Qidong, the city government said in a statement.

It said 12 factory workers and eight firemen were taken to hospital in Qidong and Nantong with injuries and a worker and fireman died there.

Authorities have closed down the plant and launched an investigation, it said.

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