Seven workers were injured Monday in an explosion at a chemical plant in China's Zhejiang Province. Two of the injured were in serious condition.
The blast occurred at about 10:30 am at Zhejiang Hongxiang Chemical Company Ltd in Shangyu City, according to local authorities.
About 70 firefighters and 22 fire engines were rushed to the scene to put out the blaze and prevent the flames from reaching a nearby warehouse that is said to contain about 50 tons of inflammable chemicals, including sodium chlorate.
The explosion occurred just three weeks after massive blasts in the northern port city of Tianjin killed 173 people.
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