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Shanghai fire extinguished, no casualties reported

English.news.cn   2011-09-09 12:51:37 FeedbackPrintRSS

SHANGHAI, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Fire fighters extinguished the flames at a Shanghai chemical plant Friday morning, about 10 hours after the fire broke out, local authorities said.

No casualties were reported in the accident, Shanghai's fire prevention bureau said in a press release.

The fire broke out at about 11 p.m. at an alkene production facility in Shanghai Secco Petrochemical Co., Ltd., it said.

It said fire fighters worked overnight to prevent the flames from spreading to other facilities.

All visible flames were extinguished by 9 a.m.

No apparent harm was done to the local environment, according to the air quality evaluation report released by Shanghai's environmental protection bureau at the factory site Friday morning.

Secco is a chemical plant jointly invested in by BP East China Investment Co. Ltd., Sinopec Corp. and Shanghai Petrochemical Co., Ltd (SPC).

The plant is located at a chemical industrial zone near the Hangzhou Bay in the Jinshan District of Shanghai's southern suburbs.

The local government has launched an investigation.

Another fire consumed a shoe workshop in neighboring Zhejiang Province early Friday, killing seven and injuring two, the local government said.

Editor: Liu
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