Six dead, 30 injured in China chemical plant blast

File photo of an explosion at a chemical plant in Zhangzhou, east China’s Fujian province. (AFP)

At least six people were killed and 30 seriously injured in a chemical plant blast that rocked eastern China on Thursday, officials said.

Numerous others in the vicinity were slightly injured in the blast at a facility run by Tianjiayi Chemical in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, city officials said on their official Twitter-like Weibo account.

“At present, on-site rescue is still going on... The cause of the accident is under investigation,” officials said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54