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China's chemical plant fire put out

English.news.cn 2015-04-09 10:44:09

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire at a chemical plant on the Gulei Peninsula in Zhangzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 8, 2015.

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire at a chemical plant on the Gulei Peninsula in Zhangzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 8, 2015. A total of 29,096 people have been evacuated from the surrounding area of the chemical plant on Wednesday after repeatedly caught fire after an explosion on Monday. (Xinhua/Zhang Yongding)

ZHANGZHOU, Fujian Province, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The fire in a chemical plant in east China's Fujian province has been finally put out, more than 2 days after blasts occurred there, said authorities.

According to the emergency response headquarters for the accident, the blaze in the plant of Tenglong Aromatic Hydrocarbon (Zhangzhou) Co. Ltd. on Gulei Peninsula of Zhangzhou City was extinguished at around 2:57 a.m. on Thursday after storage tanks repeatedly caught fire.

On Monday evening, oil leaked from a xylene facility in the plant caught fire and led to blasts at three nearby tanks.

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China's chemical plant fire put out
                 English.news.cn | 2015-04-09 10:44:09 | Editor: huaxia

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire at a chemical plant on the Gulei Peninsula in Zhangzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 8, 2015.

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire at a chemical plant on the Gulei Peninsula in Zhangzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 8, 2015. A total of 29,096 people have been evacuated from the surrounding area of the chemical plant on Wednesday after repeatedly caught fire after an explosion on Monday. (Xinhua/Zhang Yongding)

ZHANGZHOU, Fujian Province, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The fire in a chemical plant in east China's Fujian province has been finally put out, more than 2 days after blasts occurred there, said authorities.

According to the emergency response headquarters for the accident, the blaze in the plant of Tenglong Aromatic Hydrocarbon (Zhangzhou) Co. Ltd. on Gulei Peninsula of Zhangzhou City was extinguished at around 2:57 a.m. on Thursday after storage tanks repeatedly caught fire.

On Monday evening, oil leaked from a xylene facility in the plant caught fire and led to blasts at three nearby tanks.

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