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Explosion at Honda Motor plant in central Japan injures 2

Burns likely caused by sparks due to a short circuit in the board

Honda Motor Suzuka factory in Suzuka city, Mie Prefecture, central Japan, June 14.    © Kyodo

TSU, Japan (Kyodo) --An explosion at a Honda Motor plant in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, seriously injured two men on Sunday, police said.

The blast occurred at around 9:15 a.m. near an electrical power distribution board at the Japanese automaker's Suzuka factory in Suzuka city, the police said. The two men, who were nearby, sustained serious burns and were taken to a hospital, they said.

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