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An accident took place in a chemical plant in the city of Xiantao, in central China's Hubei Province at around 5:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. GMT) on 3 August.
Axar.az reports citing Hubei Radio and Television Station reported, citing local authorities that a major fire has occurred at a workshop of an organic silicon company in the town of Xiliuhe in Xiantao after a flash explosion, leaving six people dead and four wounded.
The fire was put out at 7 p.m. (11:00 a.m. GMT), the city's publicity department reported, adding that an investigation into the incident is underway.
Several videos depicting thick plumes of black smoke rising into the sky have emerged online.
2020.08.04 / 17:56