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One dead after technical error causes power plant explosion in Egypt

Jan. 8, 2014 at 9:22 AM   |   Comments

TALKHA, Egypt, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- An explosion in a power plant in Talkha, Egypt, killed one person and injured dozens more, workers said.

The explosion took place while one of the worker's was cleaning the unit's compressor, al-Masry al-Youm reported.

A technical error occurred and caused the explosion.

The facility has been out of service since the beginning of January for maintenance, workers said.

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