At least 5 killed in plant ex­plo­sion

China Daily (Canada) - - V-DAY COMMEMORATION -

At least five peo­ple were killed af­ter a blast at a chem­i­cal plant onMon­day in Li­jin, said lo­cal author­i­ties onWed­nes­day. The ex­plo­sion oc­curred at around 11:22 pm onMon­day at Shan­dong Binyuan Chem­i­cal Co, ac­cord­ing to the pub­lic­ity depart­ment of Dongy­ing, which ad­min­is­ters Li­jin. The fire was put out at around 4: 20 am on Tues­day, and waste wa­ter from the plant has been sealed with­out any leaks, the pub­lic­ity depart­ment said. Air qual­ity at the site is be­ing mon­i­tored, which was “up to stan­dard”, at least un­til 8 amon Tues­day, the author­i­ties added. The cause of the in­ci­dent is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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