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Plant explosion in China kills five, injures 108

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(CNN) -- A chemical plant explosion early Wednesday in Luoyang, China, killed five factory workers and injured 108 others, seven of them seriously, state-run media said.

The blast and ensuing fire were reported at 2 a.m. (6 p.m. GMT) at Luoran Ct. Ltd., according to the Xinhua news agency, which cited local government sources.

Luoyang is in eastern central China's Henan province.

The state-run Xinhua news agency initially reported one death. It later increased the toll to five.

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