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China: Blast kills 22 near chemical plant in Zhangjiakou

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 28 Nov 2018, 08:08:28 AM
On-site search and rescue work are still underway (Photo: File)

New Delhi:

An explosion near a chemical factory left 22 people dead and 22 others injured in northern China on Wednesday, according to news agency ANIThe incident near Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co. in Zhangjiakou, a city some 200 kilometre (124 miles) northwest of Beijing, also burned 50 large and small trucks, according to reports.

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The charred and smoking remains of trucks and cars were scattered on a road as firefighters worked at the scene, according to photos posted on Twitter by state broadcaster CGTN.

The injured were taken to the hospital for treatment following the blast. On-site search and rescue work and investigation of the cause of the accident are still underway.

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First Published : 28 Nov 2018, 07:08:52 AM

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