September 15, 2008

Chemical Plant Blasts in Northeast China, Casualties Unknown

Chemical plant blasts in northeast China, casualties unknown

SHENYANG, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- An explosion occurred in a petrochemical plant in northeast China's Liaoning Province at 5:46 a.m. on Sunday, the provincial general fire brigade confirmed, but there was no immediate word on casualties.

The blast in Jianshanzi Village, Luodatai Town of Dengta City could even be heard in a county 40 kilometers away.

The blaze was basically brought under control at around 7:30 after more than 30 fire engines rushed to the scene, the fire brigade said.

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