Firefighters assess the damage at Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical plant in Xiangshui county, Yancheng, Jiangsu province, where 78 people are known to have been killed by an explosion. Photo: Reuters

Chinese man arrested for spreading rumours of firefighter fatalities in Jiangsu chemical factory blast blaze

  • Authorities dismiss ‘hateful’ internet post
  • Fire chiefs say none of their crews died fighting Thursday’s blast
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Firefighters assess the damage at Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical plant in Xiangshui county, Yancheng, Jiangsu province, where 78 people are known to have been killed by an explosion. Photo: Reuters
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Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.