Issue Date: June 12, 2017
Blast kills 10 at Chinese chemical facility
For reasons still unknown, a liquefied gas tanker exploded at a petrochemical plant in the city of Linyi in China’s Shandong province. The blast killed 10 people, according to Chinese media reports.
The explosion occurred on June 5 in the loading area of Linyi Jinyu Petrochemical. It shook homes and shattered windows, causing panicked local residents to flee. Firefighters needed 15 hours to control the fire ignited by the accident, local media reports say.
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