Explosion at chemical plant in east China, casualties unknown: Xinhua

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 22, 2015 10:45 AM

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An explosion hit a chemical plant on Saturday night in eastern China, the official Xinhua state news agency said, citing local authorities.

No casualties have been reported yet, Xinhua said.

The blast, which triggered a fire, happened around 8.50pm local time in Huantai county in Shandong province.

The explosion comes after two huge blasts ripped through a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals in Tianjin on Aug. 12 killing at least 121 people.

(Reporting by Sue-Lin Wong; Editing by Dominic Evans)