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Two killed in explosion in fireworks factory in China   


Beijing: Two people were killed and another injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in east China’s Jiangxi Province. The blast damaged a powder filling workshop of Wantong Fireworks Factory in Shangli County yesterday, killing a worker on the spot and injuring two others. The injured were rushed to a local hospital where a severely wounded worker succumbed to burn injuries.

The factory is licensed and far from residential areas, according to the local government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Shangli is one of China’s four major fireworks production regions.