Death toll from China pesticide plant explosion hits 12

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM Print This Post

China Central Television reported that the fire at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in the city of Yancheng had been put under control at 3.00am local time on Friday morning.

It said a total of 88 people were rescued from the scene, including the 12 fatalities.

According to a report in the official China Daily on Friday, the fire at a plant owned by the Tianjiayi Chemical Company spread to neighbouring factories. Children at a kindergarten located in the vicinity of the factory were also hospitalised.

The exact cause of the blast is still under investigation, but the companywhich produces more than 30 organic chemical compounds, some of which are highly flammablehas been cited and fined for work safety violations in the past, the China Daily said.

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