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Death toll from fireworks factory explosion rises to 19 in N.E. China

08-17-2010 09:14 BJT

HARBIN, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from Monday's fireworks factory explosion in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province had climbed to 19, with five missing and 153 others injured, local authorities said Tuesday.

 Photo taken on Aug. 16, 2010 shows smoke and fire remaining after an explosion happened in Yichun, a city in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. An explosion occurred in a firecrackers factory around 9:40 in Yichun on Monday. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)
 Photo taken on Aug. 16, 2010 shows smoke and fire remaining after an explosion happened 
in Yichun, a city in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. An explosion occurred in a 
firecrackers factory around 9:40 in Yichun on Monday. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)
The explosion occurred at 9:45 Monday morning in Wumahe District of Yichun City.

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