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Two killed, seven trapped after explosion in Chinese chemical plant

11 December 2017

Xinhua reports that two persons died while seven others were buried in debris following an explosion at a chemical factory in east China's Jiangsu Province on December 9. A reaction vessel in Workshop 4 of the factory exploded, which led to the collapse of the neighbouring Workshop 6. 

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Rescue workers said the missing seven should still be alive in the rubble, but the complexity of the explosion site meant that operations were proceeding slowly. Firefighters from neighbouring cities are providing support.

No chemical leaks have been detected from the site as yet.


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