Another Powerful Explosion at Chemical Factory in China

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4e9b98f5jw1evm97r2qcvj20nq0hsq40China – Another powerful explosion at a chemical factory is being reported in Dongying city, Shandong province. The explosion occurred just a few hours ago and details are few.

Reports on social-media describe the chemical plant blast as being felt and shattering glass at 50 KM away. Initial reports state that the fire is under control. We will be following the situation and update when more information is available.

This is the third major chemical factory explosion in less than three weeks. Beginning with the massive blast in Tainjin that happened on August 12th and claimed over 100 lives, injuring over 700 people. The second incident on August 23rd also occurred in Shandong.

Update:
Local officials said the explosion and fire broke out at a facility owned by Shandong Binyuan Chemical. The incident resulted in at least one death and as of 4:20, the fire has been put out. The officials said that after an inspection, Shandong Binyuan had been instructed not to attempt what they described as trial production operations, but the company did so anyway. The officials didn’t explain what those operations were.

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