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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A massive explosion took place in a chemical plant in Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong province on Tuesday afternoon, the Zhuhai Emergency Management Bureau said in a statement.
“At around 1:40 pm (GMT 5:40 am) on January 14, the Zhuhai Changlian Petrochemical Co., Ltd. in Gaolanguang District caught on fire,” the Zhuhai Emergency Management Bureau said in a statement on its official Weibo account.
According to the statement, the fire had already been put out and no casualties had been discovered on the scene.
The Guangdong Radio and Television, a local broadcasting company, posted on its verified Weibo account a video showing a huge fire and black smoke emerging from a chemical plant in Zhuhai.