Dozens were killed and hundreds more injured in an explosion at the Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical plant at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in Yancheng, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province on March 21, 2019. The explosion was so powerful that the China Earthquake Administration reported it had detected a magnitude 2.2 earthquake believed to be from the blast.
Explosion happened as equipment was tested at a factory that makes compounds used to manufacture drugs, authorities say.
Industry official says that campaign targeting illegal plants after deadly blast is forcing international suppliers to look elsewhere
Authorities in Yancheng city act after country’s deadliest industrial accident in four years. Move comes as provincial government pledges to overhaul local industry.
Engineer alleges the park was set up without a proper planning process and accuses local authorities of turning a blind eye to the safety risks after taking bribes, official newspaper reports.
Authorities dismiss ‘hateful’ internet post, while Jiangsu fire chiefs say none of their crews were among 78 dead in Thursday’s disaster.
Cabinet orders nationwide checks on chemical plants to spot dangers.
Rescue operations expanded to nearly 2 sq km, with 28 still reported missing.
Zhu Han lost his wife in the explosion at a chemical plant in Jiangsu province, and now he has to tell his two young children.
Local residents say they took the risk of staying there because they relied on the factories for work, while investigators criticise authorities and company bosses for failing to rectify safety problems.
China has set up a task force to investigate the cause of a blast at a chemical plant where 13 safety issues were found in an inspection last year.
One man said he saw a child being thrown into the air, while witnesses describe how shards of glass ‘fell like rain’ after Yancheng explosion.
An explosion in eastern China rocked chemical sector stocks on Friday, with shares of companies where employees were killed and production shut down sinking. Major dye producers soared on expectations that dye prices could spike because of tightened supply of a chemical compound.
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.
Hospital emergency wards filled with injured workers, residents and anxious families, as survivors and witnesses tell of the destruction caused by Thursday’s blast at chemical plant in Jiangsu.
Explosion at Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical plant on Thursday leaves 640 injured and forces nearly 3,000 people to be evacuated.
Children among injured as blast at Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical plant damages nearby residential buildings, school and vehicles.