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2 dead in explosion at Chile chemical plant

Associated Press Associated Press 11/09/2016

SANTIAGO, Chile — A chemical company says one of its plants has suffered an explosion in northern Chile, killing two workers.

The Australian company Orica confirmed the explosion in a Sunday statement.

The explosion occurred Saturday afternoon at its chemical and explosives plant in Antofagasta about 680 miles (1,100 km) north of Santiago and set off a fire that was controlled hours later by area firefighters.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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