Blast in chemical plant in China kills 19, injures 12

13 July 2018

An explosion at a chemical plant in China has killed 19 people and injured 12, state media said on Friday. This is the latest deadly industrial incident in the world's largest producer of chemicals. It is not yet clear what caused the blast. The injured are in stable condition and an investigation has begun, state television channel CCTV said. They also added that the fire was put out by 11:30 p.m. Footage on CCTV showed a huge fire and plumes of smoke rising from the facility.