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The small explosion happened in a factory near Fort Wayne, Ind., killing one person. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(Bloomberg) — General Motors Co., which has recalled millions of cars this year to fix faulty parts, said one person died and eight were taken to the hospital after a chemical explosion at a factory near Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Emergency officials received a call at about 1:50 p.m. local time yesterday about a blast at GM’s metal-stamping facility in Marion, said Cliff Sessoms, the city’s deputy police chief, in a telephone interview. He confirmed the fatality and said eight people were injured.

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