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        1/9/2014, Shevat 8, 5774

      Japan: 5 Killed in Mitsubishi Chemical Reactor Blast

      Voice of Russia reports five people were killed in an explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials Corp chemicals plant in western Japan on Thursday, national broadcaster NHK reported, citing local police.

       "There was some explosion triggered by some sort of chemical reaction during plant operations," said a police spokesman in Mie, central Japan, adds Voice of Russia.

       "It seems a number of people were killed or injured," he said, adding they were not sure of exact numbers. 15 people were evacuated to hospital.