China chemical plant explosion: Disaster in Hubei province leaves at least 21 feared dead


At least 21 people are feared dead after a chemical plant explosion in China’s Hubei province.

Reports of an explosion at the site have emerged this afternoon, with five wounded alongside the fatalities. A picture from the scene in Dangyang, shows firefighters battling large flames at the chemical plant.

The incident unfolded after a high pressure steam tube broke, authorities have confirmed.

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