Beijing: An explosion at chemical plant in Eastern China’s Shandong province killed eight people and injured five on Monday night at 1 am.
A per a report by DC, the mishap took place by an explosion of a liquefied gas tanker in a loading area at the Linyi Jinyu Petrochemical Co. plant.
Several fuel storage tanks caught fire and got blasted at Lingang Economic Zone in the city of Linyi.
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The injured were taken to the hospital while the plant’s owner was detained by police. Nearby areas of the accident are also evacuated.
The Lingang Economic Zone posted a statement on the internet that the fire was extinguished after more than 900 firefighters responded.