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Two die in explosion at Foxconn iPad plant [China]

An explosion at a Foxconn [part of Hon Hai] factory near Chengdu, China, has killed at least two people and injured 16, according to a statement sent from the company, which reportedly manufactures Apple iPads at the site… Here's the full statement, which Foxconn sent to CNET..."...[T]he cause of this explosion is being investigated by local police officials. Foxconn is cooperating fully with that investigation...The safety of our employees is our highest priority and we will do whatever is required to determine and address the cause of this tragic accident." Apple did not immediately return CNET's request for comment, but it did provide the following statement to AllThingsD. "We are deeply saddened by the tragedy at Foxconn's plant in Chengdu, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We are working closely with Foxconn to understand what caused this terrible event."…Local government officials referred to the factory as Foxconn's "polishing plant" and little solid information is known about the cause of the explosion...the BBC reports that security guards told evacuees from the factory that the smoke coming from the facility was toxic…