Iraq factory explosion kills 5, cause unknown
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 25, 2010, 15:07
Baghdad: Police and hospital officials say an explosion at an iron factory on the outskirts of a northern Iraqi city has killed five workers and wounded 15.

Police chief Abdul-Khaliq Talaat said the cause of the Sunday explosion just outside the city of Irbil was not immediately known.

Irbil is located in Iraq's self-rule Kurdish region about 217 miles (350 kilometres) north of Baghdad.

An Irbil hospital worker confirmed the deaths.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, April 25, 2010, 15:07

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