China police detain 17 persons in connection with chemical plant explosion

Police have detained another 17 people in connection with a deadly pesticide plant blast that killed 78 people in eastern China last month, authorities said on Monday. The March 21 explosion at a plant owned by the Tianjiayi Chemical Co prompted China‚Äôs safety watchdog to launch a nationwide inspection of hazardous chemicals, mines, transportation and… Read More China police detain 17 persons in connection with chemical plant explosion

Dozens dead, scores injured following explosion at chemical plant in China

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public. The blast occurred on Thursday at the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in the city of Yancheng, in Jiangsu province,… Read More Dozens dead, scores injured following explosion at chemical plant in China