Industrial park blast kills 19, hurts 12 in southwest China

Industrial park blast kills at least 19 in China

A explosion on Thursday, July 12 at a chemical plant in China's Sichuan Province has resulted in 19 deaths with another 12 injured.

The agency says the Thursday evening blast occurred at an industrial park in the city of Yibin in Sichuan province.

No other details are immediately available.

The country has introduced measures to improve industrial safety over the a year ago, following incidents at coal mines and chemical plants.

This photo taken on July 12, 2018 shows firefighters working to put out a fire after an explosion at a chemical plant in Yibin in China's southwestern Sichuan province.

Twelve people were injured in the accident, the cause of which is under investigation, the statement said. "It took a couple dozen firefighter trucks to put out the fire".

The Southern Metropolis News reported that a mainland business registration database showed that Hengda had been established three years ago and was listed as a chemical product manufacturer and distributor.

"I heard a big explosion, it was really loud and I felt the ground shaking", Liu Ping, a manager from the industrial park told China Newsweek, who was in his office at the time of the eruption.

According to local media reports, the three-storey buildings of the factory burnt down to their steel frames, while the windows of the nearby buildings were also shattered.

In 2015, a blast in a chemical warehouse in the northern port city of Tianjin left 165 people dead and multiple injured. Those injured in the blast were in a stable condition.

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