Paramilitary officers have begun backfilling a giant crater at the blast site amid pollution fears. Photo: Reuters

Chinese industrial park where chemical factory blast happened ‘opened in a rush’

  • Engineer who has worked with the facility and the pesticide plant alleges the park was set up without a proper planning process
  • He also accuses local authorities of turning a blind eye to the safety risks after receiving bribes, official newspaper reports
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Paramilitary officers have begun backfilling a giant crater at the blast site amid pollution fears. Photo: Reuters
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Firefighters work on the rubble of a pesticide plant owned by Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical following an explosion in Xiangshui county, Yancheng, Jiangsu province, last week. Photo: Reuters

Death toll from China chemical plant blast rises to 78

  • 56 casualties have been identified following accident in Yangcheng
  • Cabinet orders nationwide checks on chemical plants to spot dangers
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Firefighters work on the rubble of a pesticide plant owned by Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical following an explosion in Xiangshui county, Yancheng, Jiangsu province, last week. Photo: Reuters
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