Relatives look for a missing worker at the site of the chemical factory blast. Photo: Reuters

Pollution containment stepped up at site of Yancheng chemical factory blast in China

  • Dangerous chemicals are being taken to new sites to prevent secondary pollution amid reports of leaks from storage tanks
  • Rescue operations expanded to nearly 2 sq km, with 28 still reported missing
Topic |   China chemical plant explosion

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Relatives look for a missing worker at the site of the chemical factory blast. Photo: Reuters
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Sarah Zheng

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