Chemical plant catches fire in SW China

Updated: 2012-02-24 14:11


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CHONGQING - An explosion caused a chemical plant to catch fire in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality early on Friday morning, local authorities have said.

No casualties have been reported so far after the acetylene-burning blast happened at 3:30 am at a workshop of Fangxin Fine Chemical Co Ltd. in Jiangbei district, said a spokesman with the district government.

The fire has been controlled, and the cause of the accident is being investigated.

The company is a holding subsidiary of Southwest Pharmaceuticals Co, Ltd.