2 dead, 2 missing in N China factory explosion   2012-02-17 20:46:09

SHIJIAZHUANG, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and two others remain missing after an explosion occurred at a fireworks factory in north China's Hebei province Friday, local authorities said.

The incident occurred at 3:50 p.m. Friday at Zhaoxian county's No. 2 Fireworks Factory, said Zhao Zhiyong, deputy chief of the publicity department of the county's Communist Party of China (CPC) committee.

The four workers were at the scene when the incident happened.

An investigation into the incident is under way.

Editor: Chen Zhi
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