Power plant blast kills 5, in­jures 6

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

Five peo­ple were killed and six oth­ers were in­jured in Zibo af­ter an am­mo­nia tank at a ther­mal power plant ex­ploded on Tues­day, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal au­thor­i­ties. The blast oc­curred at about 9:40 am at the Ji­azhou Ther­mal Plant Co in the city’s Zhou­cun district, ac­cord­ing to the district’s pub­lic­ity depart­ment. The ac­ci­dent also caused leak­age of around 55 met­ric tons of liq­ue­fied am­mo­nia. The cause of the ac­ci­dent is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ac­cord­ing to the depart­ment.

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