(SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST) — Executives of a chemical plant in China’s Jiangsu province have been taken into police custody after an explosion on Thursday
killed at least 64 people, injured 640 others and polluted areas several kilometres away.

Cao Lubao, mayor of Yancheng, where the blast occurred, said on Friday that nearly 3,000 people – employees of nearby plants and residents – had been evacuated after the explosion at the Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the township of Chenjiagang, which left a giant crater.

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