Another massive blast at a chemical facility has been reported in the Chinese province of Shandong, just two weeks after a chemical blast killed at least 139 people in Tianjin.
According to reports, one person was killed and six executives were detained by police
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This is the second explosion in the same area. Just over a week ago on August 22nd there were reports of an explosion at a chemical warehouse in Shandong
China’s People’s Daily reported that the explosion, located in an industrial zone in Lijin, Dongying City, happened late on Monday
The area is 300 kilometers (190 miles) away from Tianjin
Breaking: A blast seen and heard in a chemical industry zone in Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong around 23:25 Mon. pic.twitter.com/Yi29nJXEuX
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) August 31, 2015
According to People’s Daily, the blast happened at around 11:30pm local time (3:30pm GMT). There is no information about casualties as yet.