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Japan chemical plant blast kills five

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An explosion at a Japanese factory that had previously attracted the attention of safety inspectors killed at least five people and injured a dozen more Thursday. 

Map locating Yokkaichi in Japan's Mie prefecture, site of a deadly explosion

The blast happened in the early afternoon at the plant in the central city of Yokkaichi, when maintenance crews were working on a heat exchanger used in the production of silicon products, a plant spokesman told AFP.

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