KYIV (FNI) - Because of the explosion in the industrial park of the Chinese province of Sichuan, 19 people were killed, 12 others were injured. The fire occurred on Thursday evening at the chemical plant Yibin Hengda Technology. Flame was destroyed only this morning. It is still unknown what could have caused the explosion.
Local media reports that the three-story buildings of the factory burned to the steel foundations, and in the neighboring houses the windows were knocked out. The wounded are now in a stable condition, the BBC reports.
The Yibin Hengda plant produces chemicals for the food and pharmaceutical industries.
In 2015, a catastrophe at a chemical plant in the Chinese port city of Tianjin killed 173 people.