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One person died and two others sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital after an explosion Monday at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.’s Yahata plant in Fukuoka Prefecture, according to the local fire department.

The man who was killed was in his 30s and was believed to be a worker at a Nippon Steel & Sumitomo affiliate. A man also in his 30s suffered serious burns, while one in his 20s received minor injuries, the authorities said. Their identities were not immediately known.

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