Video Reportedly Shows Clear View of Chemical Plant Explosion in China
Video uploaded to YouTube last week purports to show a massive explosion at a Chinese chemical plant only weeks after deadly explosions rocked the country’s chemical sector.
The 52-second clip shows footage from a platform high above the plant, which is reportedly in Zhejiang province along China’s central coast.
The video initially shows flames and smoke spewing from part of the plant, with firefighters apparently combating the blaze. At the 27-second mark, the plant erupts in a series of explosions as smoke billows high into the air.
It’s unclear whether the blast resulted in any casualties. The explosion, however, would be just the latest blow to safety standards in the country.
A September blast in Shandong province killed 13, while an August explosion in the port city of Tianjin in late August killed more than 100.