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Another Chinese industrial zone has experienced a major explosion

Hanna Kozlowska
By Hanna Kozlowska

Investigative reporter

This is a developing news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

China’s state-run media are reporting a major blast at a chemical industrial zone in the Chinese city of Dongying, in the eastern province of Shandong. No casualties have yet been reported.

A loud blast was reported before midnight local time (12pm ET), according to a state-run radio station  (link in Chinese) on the Weibo microblog service, as reported by Reuters.

On Aug. 22 another explosion at a chemical plant in the same Shandong province killed one person and injured nine.

Earlier this month, blasts at another chemical warehouse in the northern city of Tianjin—about 170 miles (250 km) away from Dongying—killed more than 145 people.

 

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