Shanghai's petrochemical plant is on fire, killing at least one person

The fire broke out in the Sinopec petrochemical complex around 4 a.m. in the city’s Jinshan district, the company said in its official Weibo branch.

According to the Shanghai Fire Department, rescue teams were sent to the scene from Jinshan and Fengxian districts and the city’s chemical park. Backup jobs are in progress.

The devastating plumes of flame ran into the skies

At about 9 a.m. local time, the company said the fire was “under control”.

At least one explosion at the plant, as more and more flames blew high, in a video published by Shanghai residents on social media.

There have been a number of industrial accidents in China in recent years that have resulted in several fatalities, and the cases have raised public safety concerns. In 2015, at least 173 people died after a series of explosions in a chemical warehouse in the northern port city of Tianjin. At least three people were killed and more than thirty injured in a massive blast at a restaurant in northeastern Shenyang last October, writes CNN.

(Cover image: Firefighters work at the flaming plant. Photo: Reuters)

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