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Explosion occurs at cement factory in Saitama Prefecture

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Luckily nobody was injured.

But what caught up my attention the most in this article was: "My daughter was on her way back from a cram school. At 10 pm".

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That’s now probably an off-grid off-power off-system.

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An official of the cement company said an off-grid power system on the premises of the factory, is likely to have exploded

Since when do diesel generators explode, or had they not yet upgraded from steam?

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It could have been a transformer that exploded. It's not uncommon at all.

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