Blast kills 22 in China's Hebei province, injures 22 others
A blast near a chemical plant in Zhangjiakou city in China's northern Hebei province early on Wednesday (November 28) killed 22 people and injured at least 22 others, state media reported.
A video and some photographs released by state broadcaster CCTV showed rows of burnt-out cars and trucks lining the streets on Wednesday morning.
The fire engulfed 50 vehicles, CCTV said, adding that all fires at the blast site had been extinguished.
Production at the nearby Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co was shut down, said a woman who answered the plant's telephone. A spokesman at ChemChina, owner of Hebei Shenghua, confirmed that the blast did not occur at Shenghua.