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    Chemical Warehouse Burns Down Following Blast in Jinjiang, China

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    According to media reports, a blast has hit a warehouse storing chemical compounds in the Chinese city of Jinjiang north of Shanghai.

    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.

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