Huge Explosion Hits Chemical Warehouse in Eastern China, Casualties Unknown
A huge explosion has hit a chemical plant in China's eastern region of Shandong. At least 8 people were injured.
The explosion occurred at a factory of Runxing Chemical company around 8.50pm local time in Huantai county in Shandong province, Xinhua reported. The blast has triggered a massive fire. A dozen fire engines are battling the fire, according to the eywitnesses. Ambulance arreved at the scene.
The chemical plant is located near residetial area. Windows were shattered in the nearest village, according to the state media, and tremors reverberated within 2 kilometres (1 mile) of the site of the explosion. Unidentified objects are seen in the air.
The explosion happened after two huge blasts at Tianjin port.
Witness says fire engines are battling fire tiggered by E #China chemical plant #blast http://t.co/iEW5vYIkzj pic.twitter.com/iEryJXanG0— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 22, 2015
chemical plant explosion in #Zibo, #Shandong, #China @ 21:00 local, unclear if any victims, firetrucks have arrived. pic.twitter.com/3lC4gLHa1s— Olivier Fehr (@ofehr_en) August 22, 2015