At least 8 killed in China petrochemical plant blast

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 5 Jun 2017 10:37 AM GMT

At least 8 killed in China petrochemical plant blast
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Beijing: At least eight persons were killed and nine injured on Monday in an explosion in a petrochemical plant in China's Shandong province, police said.

A liquefied gas tanker exploded around 1 a.m., causing a fire in the loading area of Linyi Jinyu Petrochemical Company, Xinhua news agency reported.

Police have detained the owner of the company.

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More than 900 firefighters and over 170 fire engines were mobilised to extinguish the flames, with people in nearby areas evacuated.

IANS

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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