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2010 Nanjing chemical plant explosion

Coordinates: 32°06′52″N 118°49′20″E / 32.11444°N 118.82222°E / 32.11444; 118.82222

2010 Nanjing chemical plant explosion
Damage to the buildings after the explosion
Location Nanjing No.4 Plastics factory (abandoned)
Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Date Jul 28, 2010
10:11 a.m. (UTC+8)
Deaths at least 13
Injured (non-fatal) 300+

The 2010 Nanjing chemical plant explosion occurred on July 28, 2010 in Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China.

Explosion

The explosion happened at 10:15 am in the abandoned Nanjing No.4 Plastics factory. Most buildings within a 100 metre radius were flattened by the blast, according to China National Radio.[1] According to official news, at least 13 people were killed with as many as 300 people injured. However, eyewitness account of the total number of deaths is much higher.[2]

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