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China: Blast rocks chemical plant in Jiangxi, no casualty
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China: Blast rocks chemical plant in Jiangxi, no casualty

| @indiablooms | 01 Jul 2023, 06:39 pm

Beijing:  The staff of a chemical plant in the southeastern Chinese province of Jiangxi have been evacuated after an explosion caused by silicone oil caught on fire, the local emergency department said on Saturday, adding that no victims have been reported.

The emergency department in the city of Guixi received the data at 10:30 a.m. local time (02:30 GMT) that silicon oil caught fire at one of the plants of the Jiangxi Qiantai New Materials company.

"The whole staff and surrounding buildings have been evacuated, and there are no victims as of now, the cause of fire is being established," the emergency department said in a statement.

The firefighter teams are extinguishing the fire and law enforcement and emergency services are working on the site, the statement added.

(With UNI inputs)

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