RAW: Fireworks plant blast in E. China

Four people were missing and 25 others were injured after blasts swept a fireworks plant in E. China’s Jiangxi Province early on Wednesday.

The first blast ripped through a workshop of Hongsheng fireworks factory in Kunshan village in Guangfeng district, Shangrao city at around 0:30 am Wednesday. Several blasts followed.

The missing people were a cook, a guard and ware house workers. Rescuers have managed to pull out 21 people in the dormitory area of the plant.

Over 1,000 people nearby were evacuated to safe areas after the blasts.

The Guangfeng area has a history of more than 300 years in fireworks production.

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