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Chemical blast at Shandong factory ‘felt 2km away’ – 1 dead, 9 injured

A chemical explosion at a factory in eastern China’s Shandong province killed one person and injured nine on Saturday.

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The powerful blast, which hit a village in Zibo at around 8:40pm, was felt five kilometres away, according to Luzhong Morning News.

Windows in nearby residential complexes were reportedly shattered.

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Residential blocks were located within a 1km radius of the blast site, a clear violation of laws and regulations, according to Qilu Evening News.

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Rescuers have arrived on the scene. It is not yet clear what caused the explosion.

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The explosion came just ten days after powerful chemical blasts tore through a logistics port in Tianjin, killing more than 100 people and injuring hundreds more.

Chemical blast at Shandong factory 'felt 2km away' - 1 dead, 9 injured