Blast at Chinese chemical plant kills 19

Rescue workers search at the site of an explosion in Ningbo, China's eastern Zhejiang province on November 26, 2017. An explosion at a chemical plant in southwest China has killed 19 dead and injured another 12, authorities said on July 13, 2018. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Photos on a local news site showed what appeared to be the burned out shell of a building surrounded by rubble.

  • A septic tank explosion last November destroyed a wide swathe of a light industrial area in Ningbo, just south of Shanghai.
  • In 2015, giant chemical blasts in a container storage facility killed at least 165 people in the northern port city of Tianjin.

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