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Blast at backyard explosives factory kills 4 in N China

07-05-2010 15:03 BJT

SHIJIAZHUANG, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed by a blast at a farmer's house in north China's Hebei Province Sunday, local authorities said Monday.

Likely caused by the illegal production of explosives, the blast occurred at 3 p.m. in Jindian Township, Neiqiu County, according to a statement from the county publicity department.

The blast killed three instantly. One died in hospital on Monday.

Police are still investigating.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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