• Kyodo


One person was killed and 22 others were injured early Sunday as explosions ripped through a glue factory in Waki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, setting the plant ablaze, police said.

The explosions also damaged about 400 houses around the plant, mostly by shattering windows, before the fire was extinguished at 5:15 p.m. There was no confirmation that toxic fumes were produced by the blaze.

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