2015 Dongying explosion

The 2015 Dongyin explosion was an explosion that occurred at the Diao Kou Xiang Bin Yuan Chemical Co. located within the Dongying Economic Development Zone in Dongying, Shandong, China, on Monday, 31 August 2015 and killed thirteen people.[1][2]

2015 Dongying explosion
Date31 August 2015
Time~23:22 CST (~15:30 UTC) onwards
VenueChemical factory
LocationDongying, Shandong, China
TypeExplosion, fire
CauseUnder investigation
Non-fatal injuries25

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At 11:22pm on 31 August 2015, a chemical factory in the Dongyin-Lijin Binhai Economic and Technological Development Zone in eastern China exploded. The ensuing fire took five hours to bring under control. Chinese authorities detained 12 company employees and executives and 11 government officials.[3] One person was reported to have been killed in the explosion,[4] however the death toll later rose to 13 with 25 others injured.[2] The blast came just three weeks after the Tianjin disaster which garnered significant media coverage.

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References edit

  1. ^ "China chemical factory blast toll rises to 5". Yahoo News. 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Davies, Emma (22 December 2015). "Accident and emergency". Chemistry World. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. ^ CNBC (1 September 2015). "Six arrested after deadly Dongying explosion". CNBC. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Fatal explosion at China chemical plant". Otago Daily Times Online News. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2018.