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China: At Least One Dead After Chemical Plant Explosion In Shanghai

China: At Least One Dead After Chemical Plant Explosion In Shanghai

At least one person died after an explosion at a chemical plant in Shanghai, China on Saturday, according to state media and eyewitness video obtained by AFP.

The fire at a Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co. plant in the outlying Jinshan district broke out around 4:00 am but was brought under control later that morning, according to state news agency Xinhua.

Aerial drone footage shared by a resident with AFP shows thick clouds of smoke hanging over a vast industrial zone as three fires blaze in separate locations, turning the sky black. Xinhua reported:

The fire at the scene has been effectively brought under control and protective burning is currently being carried out.

According to our initial understanding, the fire has already caused one death.

The fire erupted as Shanghai, China’s industrial engine and most populous city resumes business after being sealed off for around two months to counter a coronavirus outbreak driven by the Omicron variant.

At the petrochemical plant, an early morning explosion was heard by residents up to six kilometres (four miles) away, according to local media.

Videos on social media showed a large cloud of fire and ash billowing upwards.

The Shanghai fire department said on Weibo that it had dispatched more than 500 personnel immediately after the incident around 4:28 am.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has dispatched an expert group to the scene, CCTV reported.

Reports have not stated a possible cause of the fire.

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Tintin 1 week ago

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Apathy the Psycho 1 week ago

Death by explosion. I hope he felt the excruciating pain of limbs being teared from his body before the lights went out. The grim reaper enjoyed that one. In the aftermath, it smells like roasted beef, with an exotic aplash of chemical.

parasite 1 week ago

you suffer from bior polar disorder

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