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VIDEO: Massive Explosion and Fire in Petrochemical Terminal at Zhuhai Port, China

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.

Footage released by local media shows the plant in Zhuhai engulfed in a massive fireball moments after the blast took place in the early afternoon.

Firemen work to bring the blaze under control.

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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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