5 dead, 20 missing in China factory explosion

May 20, 2013 6:56 AM

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BEIJING -- A blast at an explosives factory in eastern China has killed five people and left another 20 missing.

The official Xinhua News Agency said rescue work was continuing at the site of Monday morning's explosion in Shandong province's Caofan township. It said 34 people were inside the factory at the time of the blast, and only 14 of them have been found so far.

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