Mon, December 14, 2009
China > Mainland

Chemical tank explodes in east China, casulties unknown

2009-12-14 13:10:41 GMT2009-12-14 21:10:41 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

HANGZHOU, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- A tank carrying chemical products caught a fire and went off in Zhejiang Province Monday, firefighters said.

It is still unclear if the blast had caused casualties or environmental pollution.

The accident took place at about 7 p.m. when a tank carrying chemical products, whose nature remained unknown, was running on Yongtaiwen Expressway in Leqing City of Wenzhou City.

Firefighters are rushing to the site.

No more details are available now.

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