Explosion hits chemical plant in eastern China

Explosion hits chemical plant in eastern China, no casualties reported yet

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

The blast in Shandong province came as China recovers from deadly explosions in the port city of Tianjin. Above, a firefighter is seen recording the aftermath at the site of the Tianjin blasts this month

An explosion hit a chemical plant on Saturday night in eastern China, the official Xinhua state news agency said, citing local authorities.

No casualties have been reported yet, Xinhua said.

The blast, which triggered a fire, happened around 8:50 pm (1250 GMT)local time in Huantai county in Shandong province.

The explosion comes after two huge blasts ripped through a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals in Tianjin on August 12 killing at least 121 people.

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