On the afternoon of the 7th, an explosion occurred at a factory in "Kobe Steel" in Takasago City, Hyogo Prefecture, killing a man in his 50s and injuring two others.

Around 2:30 pm on the 7th, the Takasago Works of Kobe Steel in Arai-cho, Takasago City, Hyogo Prefecture reported to the fire department that an explosion had occurred.

According to police and fire departments, the explosion killed a man in his 50s and injured men in their 20s and 40s and was treated at the hospital.

By the time the fire arrived, employees had already put out the fire, and police and fire departments said that the machine handling iron powder could have exploded.

The site is located in a factory area on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea, about 2 km west of Arai Station on the Sanyo Electric Railway in Takasago City, and police and others are investigating the situation at that time.

According to the public relations of Kobe Steel, the factory manufactures steel products and machine tools used for aircraft and automobiles.