BEIJING (Sputnik) – A blast has hit a warehouse storing chemical compounds in the Chinese city of Jinjiang north of Shanghai, local media reported Friday.
The explosion triggered a blaze, the local news portal 163.com reported. Thick plumes of smoke were seen rising from a reservoir that was used to store chemicals and fuel.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or a possible cause of the explosion. Witnesses described a strong smell of chemicals.
Seven fire crews are struggling to contain the fire, the Caijing magazine said. Fire has spread to two fuel reservoirs after two cisterns burned out.