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6 missing, 70 wounded in chemical plant blasts
www.chinaview.cn 2005-11-13 23:24:33

Related: 10,000 evacuated in Jilin over chemical plant blasts

     
6 missing, nearly 70 wounded in Jilin chemical plant blasts

A series of blasts took place at a workshopin No. 101 Chemical Plant under the Jilin Petroleum and Chemical Company from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday. (Photo: Xinhua)

    JILIN CITY, Jilin, Nov. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Some 70 people were wounded and six others missing in blasts that occurred Sunday afternoon in a chemical plant in Jilin City of northeast China's Jilin Province, local authorities said.

    The wounded have been sent to two hospitals and two seriously injured are receiving emergent operations, rescuers said.

    More than 10,000 residents and students in a university nearby have been evacuated, the authorities said.

    The municipal government has asked hotels and restaurants in the city to provide rooms for the evacuated people. Taxies were called on to help the evacuation.

    The blasts took place at a workshop in No. 101 Chemical Plant under the Jilin Petrochemical Company about 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Sunday in Jilin City, some 100 km east of Changchun, capital of Jilin Province.

    The fire caused by the blasts has been under control but is yetto be put out completely, rescuers said. Enditem

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