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Five people were killed, one was injured and one is still missing after a blast at a chemical factory on Monday morning in Liaocheng, Shandong province, according to a statement from the administrative commission of the Liaocheng High-tech Industrial Development Zone.
The blast occurred at a hydrogen peroxide production area of Luxi Chemical Group. A State-owned enterprise, the company joined Sinochem Holdings Co in 2020, according to its website.
The fire had been extinguished as of Monday afternoon.
The injured person is being treated at a local hospital while rescue work is still underway. An investigation on the blast’s cause is also ongoing.