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10.01.2014 00:29
Multiple casualties reported in Mie factory explosion

A number of people were killed or injured in an explosion at a chemical factory in Mie Prefecture on Thursday, police and reports said. “There was some explosion triggered by some sort of chemical reaction during plant operations,” said a police spokesman in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture.

“It seems a number of people were killed or injured,” he said, adding they were not sure of exact numbers.

Ranko Hirai, a spokeswoman at Mitsubishi Materials, said: “There was an explosion at our plant in Yokkaichi, where we produce silicon materials. We have also confirmed that some workers were injured. We don’t know about deaths.”

Jiji Press said 15 people were taken to hospital and two of them had died.