PortandTerminal.com, January 14, 2020
A petrochemical plant at Zhuhai Port in southern China suffered a major explosion that engulfed the terminal in a massive fireball today
ZHUHAI, CHINA – There was a massive explosion at a petrochemical plant in Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong province on Tuesday afternoon, the Zhuhai Emergency Management Bureau said in a statement.
The explosion occurred at the Changlian Petrochemical Plant in the district of Gaolangang at around 1:40 pm and created a fireball that engulfed the plant.
Zhuhai is a city of 1.9 million people situated in the southernmost part of Guangdong Province, bordering Macau.
According to Zhuhai Authorities, the fire was under control within 2 hours and an investigation has already initiated on this incident. Fortunately, there are no reported injuries or deaths.
Today’s blast is the latest in the string of industrial accidents that have rocked China in recent years. In March, a major explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China killed 78 people and prompted authorities to step up security measures around the country.
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