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Chemical Plant in China's Jiangsu Province Catches Massive Fire – Videos

© AFP 2023 / STRFirefighters in China. File photo
Firefighters in China. File photo - Sputnik International
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Fire broke out at a chemical plant in the eastern-central coastal Chinese province of Jiangsu, the China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday, citing local authorities.

According to the CCTV report, the fire occurred at around 9 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT) at a factory of grinding materials in the city of Lianyungang. The fire was contained before it had a chance to cause any casualties, the local authorities were cited as saying.

​Police have reportedly detained the plant's representative as part of measures to determine what had caused the fire.

​Some witnesses claim that they heard an explosion prior to the blaze, but the local authorities have insisted that no blast preceded the fire.

The Jiangsu province had already seen a massive fire at another chemical plant claim lives of 47 people and injuring 640 others in March of last year.

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