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Furnace explodes in Thai Binh

Update: March, 22/2012 - 10:29

HA NOI — A furnace exploded yesterday at Hop Thanh's Company Ltd, which specialises in Polyester Fibre production in the northern city of Thai Binh, according to municipal police.

Fifteen employees were working when the blast took place at 12:45 in the morning. Eleven were injured, and five received severe enough wounds to be sent immediately to the National Institute of Burns for treatment.

On the same day, the company refused to provide information about the accident to members of the press who arrived at the site later that day.

This was not the first time the company had been involved in an accident.

The police are investigating the case further. —VNS

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