Reuters: China chemical plant blast kills 62; Xi orders probe23 March 2019 | 06:28 | FOCUS News Agency
The blast occurred on Thursday at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in the city of Yancheng, in Jiangsu province, and the fire was finally brought under control at 3 a.m. local time on Friday (1900 GMT), state television said.
Survivors were taken to 16 hospitals with 640 people being treated for injuries, state media had said earlier.
The fire at a plant owned by the Tianjiayi Chemical Company spread to neighboring factories. Children at a nearby kindergarten were also hurt, media said.
The cause of the explosion is being investigated, but the company - which produces more than 30 organic chemical compounds, some highly flammable - has been cited and fined for work safety violations in the past, the China Daily said.
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