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At least two dead and 34 injured after the explosion of a chemical plant in northeast China

FILE - Aerial photo taken on June 18, 2022 shows firefighters working at the fire site at the ethylene glycol plant of the chemical department of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co., Ltd. in eastern Jinshan District.


FILE – Aerial photo taken on June 18, 2022 shows firefighters working at the fire site at the ethylene glycol plant of the chemical department of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co., Ltd. in eastern Jinshan District. – Europa Press/Contact/Fang Zhe – Archive

16 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –

At least two people have died and 34 people have been injured after the explosion that took place this Sunday at a chemical plant in Panjin, in northeast China.

In addition to the dead, another 12 people are so far unaccounted for. Of the total number of injured, four remain in serious condition, while another 30 have a mild prognosis. All have been taken to a nearby medical center for treatment, as reported by ‘China Daily’.

The incident occurred during a maintenance process at the facility operated by the privately owned Panjin Haoye Chemical Co. in Lianoning province.

Local authorities have carried out an emergency response as well as rescue efforts, all while investigating the cause of the accident.

The explosion occurred around 1:30 p.m. local time (08:30 a.m. in mainland Spain).

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