At Least 5 Killed in Japan Chemical Plant Blast

World | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 10:46|  views

Since 1939, Yokkaichi is the center for the chemical industry in Japan. Photo by

At least 5 people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in Japan's Yokkaichi city.

The plant is run by Mitsubishi Materials and is situated in Yokkaichi, approximately 350km west of the capital Tokyo, reports the BBC. It specializes in producing silicon.

There are also a number of injured, reported at 17 so far.

The reason for the explosion is still unknown.

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