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19 Killed, 12 Injured in Chemical Plant Blast in China

  • As many as 19 are dead and 12 injured from an explosion that took place at an industrial park in Sichuan province of China. According to the authorities in Jiang'an county, the blast happened at a Yibin Hengda Technology run chemical plant. The fire which broke on the evening of Thursday was put out early on Friday. The photos which are circulating in Chinese social media suggest plumes of smoke and a huge fire were rising from the facility. The cause of the explosion is still unclear, however, the investigations have begun. Those injured are reported to be in stable condition now.