Explosion in China on December 09 2015 02:39 PM (UTC).
The incident began just before 8 p.m. local time on Wednesday when an explosion occurred at the plant, after which large flames were seen shooting from the complex. Videos and photos from the scene showed large plumes of smoke and an orange glow light up the night sky. Dozens of fire engines and ambulances are at the scene, but there was no immediate word on casualties from authorities. One report said there had been multiple fatalities and added that several people were rushed to an area hospital with severe burn injuries. Residents have been urged to stay away from the scene. State-run media had not mentioned the incident as of 10 p.m. local time, though the Chinese newspaper People's Daily sent out a breaking news alert just before 10 p.m., reporting an explosion at a plant. It provided no details about casualties. CCTV reported the incident just after 10 p.m.