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2 workers in hospital after explosion at Kagawa fireworks factory

Police officers examine the damage at a fireworks factory in Sakaide, Kagawa Prefecture, following an explosion, on July 26, 2017. (Mainichi)

SAKAIDE, Kagawa -- Two workers were taken to a hospital after an explosion at a fireworks factory here on the afternoon of July 26, the local fire department said.

    The explosion occurred at the factory of Hirao Hanabiten, a fireworks manufacturer in Sakaide, Kagawa Prefecture, at around 1:50 p.m. on July 26, local police said. The two workers are reportedly conscious.

    The factory is located about 1.5 kilometers northwest of JR Sakaide Station.

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