Chemical plant in China's Jiangsu Province catches massive fire

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21 April 2020

Fire broke out at a chemical plant in the eastern-central coastal Chinese province of Jiangsu, the China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday, citing local authorities, APA reports citing CCTV.

According to the CCTV report, the fire occurred at around 9 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT) at a factory of grinding materials in the city of Lianyungang. The fire was contained before it had a chance to cause any casualties, the local authorities were cited as saying.

​Police have reportedly detained the plant's representative as part of measures to determine what had caused the fire.

​Some witnesses claim that they heard an explosion prior to the blaze, but the local authorities have insisted that no blast preceded the fire.