13 killed in blast in China`s chemical plant

At least 13 people were killed and 43 others injured when a huge explosion ripped through a chemical plant in China.

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2012, 23:03 PM IST

Beijing: At least 13 people were killed and
43 others injured when a huge explosion ripped through a
chemical plant in northern China on Tuesday, officials said.

The accident at Hebei Keeperchemical Industries Co Ltd in
Zhaoxian County in Hebei province flattened one of the
factory`s workshops and broke window panes within a radius of
two kilometres, local officials said.

The injured had been hospitalised.
The impact of the blast were felt in at least three
villages near the plant, state-run news agency Xinhua
reported.

The plant manufactures pesticide products such as
guanidine nitrate, a local official said.

PTI