Blast at Chinese chemical plant kills 47, injures over 600 - state media

Reuters Jiangsu, China Mar 22, 2019, 11.53 AM(IST)

 An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public. The blast occurred on Thursday at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in the city of Yancheng, in Jiangsu province, and the fire was finally brought under control at 3.00 a.m. on Friday (1900 GMT), state television said.