Five Killed in Sinochem Chemical Plant

Reuters, May 1, 2023

Five people were killed, one was missing and another injured after an explosion at a Sinochem chemical plant in eastern China, local government said on Monday.

The explosion occurred on Monday morning at the hydrogen peroxide production area of Luxi Chemical (000830.SZ) in the city of Liaocheng in Shandong province, the Liaocheng High-tech Zone Management Committee said in a statement.

The fire has been extinguished, the committee said, adding that the cause of the accident was under investigation.

(Reporting by Judy Hua and Ryan Woo; Editing by Louise Heavens)

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