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6 injured in Shanghai chemical plant explosion

2013-06-25 09:03 Xinhua Web Editor: Mo Hong'e

Six people were injured after a chemical plant explosion on Monday afternoon in east China's Shanghai Municipality, rescuers said.

The explosion happened at 2:15 p.m. at Shanghai Shengying Chemical Co., Ltd. in the Jinshan district of the municipality, causing a fire which was brought under control by 3:30 p.m., according to rescuers.

The six injured people have been sent to a local hospital.

Firefighters are still working at the scene.

An investigation in to the cause of the incident is underway.

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