China chemical plant explosion kills one

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BEIJING: An explosion at a chemical plant in China killed at least one person, local media reported Tuesday, just weeks after a massive blasts in a northern port killed 158. The explosion occurred on Monday night at the Diao Kou Xiang Bin Yuan Chemical Co., according to a news website run by the local government. The fire was extinguished about five hours later and police detained “people in charge of the company,” the site said. The blast came in the wake of giant detonations at a hazardous goods storage facility that devastated a swathe of the city of Tianjin, a key Chinese port. Another explosion at another chemical plant in Shandong killed one person and injured nine on August 23.

AFP

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