At least 5 killed in plant explosion
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.