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China Chemical Plant Blast Kills 62, Injures Hundreds

Credit: Wochit
Published on March 22, 2019 - Duration: 00:37s

China Chemical Plant Blast Kills 62, Injures Hundreds

Chinese state media reported Friday that an explosion at a pesticide plant in the eastern part of the country has killed 62 people.

According to Reuters, 34 people were critically injured and 28 are missing--the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.

The blast occurred in an industrial park in the city of Yancheng, in Jiangsu province.

The fire was finally brought under control at 3 a.m.

Local time on Friday.

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