WATCH Plumes of Black Smoke Billow Over Shanghai After Massive Fire at Petrochemical Plant

© AFP 2022 / JASON HThis aerial photo taken on June 18, 2022 shows a large fire at a Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical plant in outlying Jinshan district of Shanghai.
This aerial photo taken on June 18, 2022 shows a large fire at a Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical plant in outlying Jinshan district of Shanghai.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 18.06.2022
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One person was reportedly killed, another injured in the fire, the cause of which has yet to be determined.
A massive fire broke out on Saturday at a Shanghai ethylene glycol production plant in the city's Jinshan district, which led to a series of explosions.
The fire started at around 4am local time, and by 9am firefighters had been able to put the blaze under control, the Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company said in a statement on social media.

“The specific cause is under further investigation,” the company added.

According to reports, one person was killed and another injured in the blaze.
A video circulating online shows plumes of black smoke rising from the facility as the sky turned dark. The fire and the heavy smoke caused residents of the district to flee.
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