China chemical blast: Blast outside Zhangjiakou plant kills 22


At least 22 people have died and 22 more were injured in a blast outside a chemical factory in northern China.

A vehicle carrying chemicals exploded while waiting to enter Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co plant in Zhangjiakou, north of Beijing, initial reports suggest.

Photos from the scene showed dozens of burned out cars and trucks lining the street outside the plant.

Zhangjiakou is set to hold some ski and snowboard events when China hosts the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Source: BBC News