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19 dead in chemical plant blast in China

Staff Writer | July 13, 2018
At least 19 people were killed and 12 injured Thursday evening in a chemical plant blast in Sichuan, southwest China, said the Xinhua news agency on Friday.
China blast
Accident   The blast occurred around 18.30 pm local time
According to Xinhua, the blast occurred around 18.30 pm local time (1000 GMT) at Yibin Hengda Technology Co., a chemical plant in an industrial park in southwestern Jiang'an County, the city of Yibin.

The Jiang'an county government said the fire from the blast was put out on Friday morning and the injured were in stable condition, said Xinhua.