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Six dead, 30 injured in China chemical plant blast

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At least six people were killed and 30 seriously injured in a chemical plant blast that rocked eastern China on Thursday, officials said.

Numerous others in the vicinity were slightly injured in the blast at a facility run by Tianjiayi Chemical in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, city officials said on their official Twitter-like Weibo account.

“At present, on-site rescue is still going on... The cause of the accident is under investigation,” officials said.