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12 Jul 2020 | 09:33 AM UTC

China: Blast reported at biofuel plant in Longyan (Fujian province) July 12

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Injuries reported following blast at biofuel plant in Longyan (Fujian province) on July 12; emergency operations ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Longyan (Fujian province)

Event

A blast at a biofuel plant in Longyan (Fujian province) injured at least two people on Sunday, July 12. At least two others are believed to be missing following the outbreak of a fire at the plant operated by the Longyan Zhuoyue New Energy Co Ltd. Emergency services responded to the scene and have evacuated residents in the vicinity of the site. Rescue operations and an investigation into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

Localized travel disruption is likely in the area in the near term as emergency response operations continue around the accident site.

Advice

Those in Longyan are advised to monitor developments, anticipate localized disruption, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.

 

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