(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.