Volume 95 Issue 24 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 12, 2017

Blast kills 10 at Chinese chemical facility

Accident occurs despite stepped-up inspections since 2015 Tianjin disaster
Department: Business
Keywords: industrial safety, explosion, China, petrochemical

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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