News Nation Logo

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.

ALSO READ | Pakistan: 25 killed, 30 injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa blast

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.

For all the Latest World News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

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