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    Two people reportedly were injured and nine missing after an explosion at a chemical plant in China.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — Two people were injured and nine were reported missing after an explosion at a chemical plant in China’s eastern Shandong province, local media reported Wednesday.

    "Nine people went missing and two injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in Pingyi County, Shandong Province," the China Central Television reported.

    The blast occurred at 8.20 a.m. local time (00:20 GMT), according to the Sina news portal.

    Emergency services are working at the scene.

    The cause of explosion is not yet determined.

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