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China - 3 injured, 9 missing in explosive disposal accident in north China

Event category

Explosion - Industrial explosion

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Unspecified

Event date (UTC)

2021-04-08 05:03:54

Last update (UTC)

2021-04-08 05:03:54

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40.86667

Longitude

115.83333

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Chicheng County

Three people were injured and nine others went missing during an explosive disposal operation in Chicheng County, north China's Hebei Province, according to the local government on Thursday.The county government said on its website that the accident happened at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, when a local security firm was disposing expired explosives for a mining company.It said the search and rescue work is continuing.
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