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More than 40 people killed and injured in an explosion near a chemical plant in China

BAGHDAD, At least 22 people were killed and 22 others were injured in an explosion followed by a fire near a chemical plant in northern China.

"The blast near a chemical plant in Zhangjiakou, 200 kilometers northwest of Beijing, also caused the burning of about 50 trucks," said Zhangjiaku's communications services.

"The wounded were taken to the hospital after the explosion, whose causes were not identified," she said.

China has seen a number of industrial accidents in recent years.

Last July, an explosion at a chemical plant killed 19 people and injured 12 in Sichuan Province..

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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