A resident walks through piles of glass from shattered windows near the site of the blast in Yancheng. Photo: Sidney Leng

Chinese chemical plant survivors relive horror of ‘earth-shattering’ blast

  • Witnesses say they saw fireballs shot into the air and tell of widespread destruction after the explosion in Yancheng city
  • One man said he saw a child being thrown into the air, while witnesses describe how shards of glass ‘fell like rain’
Topic |   China chemical plant explosion

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A resident walks through piles of glass from shattered windows near the site of the blast in Yancheng. Photo: Sidney Leng
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The aftermath of the 2015 Tianjin blast that killed 173 people, many of whom were firefighters. Photo: EPA

Explosions and landslides – the worst industrial accidents in China since 2014

  • A string of incidents, often caused by lax safety standards and criminal negligence, have resulted in widespread loss of life over the past five years
Topic |   China chemical plant explosion

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The aftermath of the 2015 Tianjin blast that killed 173 people, many of whom were firefighters. Photo: EPA
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