At least eight people are injured and six remain missing after a blast at a chemical industrial park on Thursday evening in Lanzhou, Gansu province. Photo: Xinhua
At least eight people are injured and six remain missing after a blast at a chemical industrial park on Thursday evening in Lanzhou, Gansu province. Photo: Xinhua

Explosion at pesticide firm in northwest China leaves at least 8 hurt and 6 missing, cause still unknown

  • More than 400 fire and rescue personnel and 47 rescue vehicles were sent to the scene of the blast in the Lanzhou company’s sewage treatment workshop
  • A gas pipe explosion in Shiyan last year prompted Chinese President Xi Jinping to order cadres to be vigilant and prevent major safety hazards

At least eight people are injured and six remain missing after a blast at a chemical industrial park on Thursday evening in Lanzhou, Gansu province. Photo: Xinhua
At least eight people are injured and six remain missing after a blast at a chemical industrial park on Thursday evening in Lanzhou, Gansu province. Photo: Xinhua
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