VIDEO: Dozens killed and 640 injured, 32 critically, in huge pesticide factory blast

CHEMICAL FACTORY EXPLOSION: The industrial complex in Yancheng, China. Photo credit: Twitter / @XHNews

A HUGE explosion has ripped through a chemical factory manufacturing pesticides in Yancheng, a coastal city in eastern China.

Officials say the death toll has risen to 47 with more than 640 reported injured according to a local newspaper.

There are reports of 32 critically injured people and 58 in a serious condition who have been transferred to 16 hospitals in the area. It is believed that children from a nearby nursery are among the casualties.


The fire at the Tianjiayi Chemical Co plant has been extinguished and China’s President Xi Jinping Fri has demanded all-out efforts to rescue victims adding environment monitoring and an early warning system should be strengthened to prevent environmental pollution and secondary disasters.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here