Death toll rises to 64 in China chemical plant explosionStaff Writer | March 23, 2019
The death toll from an explosion in a chemical plant in east China's Jiangsu Province has risen to 64 as of 7 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Asia Thousands of firefighters and medical workers joined an all-out rescue
Twenty-eight people are still unaccounted for. One person was rescued on Saturday morning after an around-the-clock search, Cao said.
The blast has left 94 people with severe injuries, including 21 in critical conditions.
The explosion happened at about 2:48 p.m. Thursday following a fire that broke out in a plant, owned by Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Co. Ltd., in a chemical industrial park in Xiangshui County in the city of Yancheng.
Thousands of firefighters and medical workers and hundreds of ambulances and fire trucks have joined an all-out rescue after the explosion. ■