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Jun 18, 2022 05:29 PM
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Sinopec Shanghai Plant Blaze Leaves One Dead, One Injured

A huge blaze broke out at the Sinopec petrochemical plant in Shanghai Saturday morning, leaving at least one dead and one injured. Photo: Bao Zhiming/Caixin
A huge blaze broke out at the Sinopec petrochemical plant in Shanghai Saturday morning, leaving at least one dead and one injured. Photo: Bao Zhiming/Caixin

A huge blaze broke out at the Sinopec petrochemical plant in Shanghai Saturday morning, leaving at least one dead and one injured, according to the firm and local fire department.

Videos circulating on social media showed fire engulfing the plant, which could be seen a few kilometers away, while witnesses spoke of ear-splitting explosions with huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.

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