Explosion, Fire At Chemical Warehouse In China

An explosion and fire have broken out at a warehouse, storing chemicals and fuel, in eastern China.

An explosion and fire have broken out at a warehouse storing chemicals and fuel in the eastern Chinese city of Jingjiang.

The accident was at the premises of a company called Jiangsu Deqiao Storage, which is authorised to keep hazardous chemicals, reports said.

The Jingjiang government said the fire was “under control” with no deaths or injuries, and activity near the site had returned to normal.

Industrial accidents are common in China where safety standards are often lax.

Last August, a huge explosion at a factory where chemicals were being improperly stored in the northern city of Tianjin killed at least 165 people, and there were fears of  toxic contamination.

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