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Blast at Chemical Plant in South China Injures At Least 6

Six people were hospitalized and hundreds of firefighters deployed to fight a hydrocarbon fire following an explosion at a plant in southern China that produces the toxic chemical paraxylene, officials said Tuesday. Authorities said there were no leaks from the plant's three tanks of burning hydrocarbon liquids and no signs of contamination of the environment following the blast Monday evening at Goure PX Plant in Zhangzhou, Fujian province - the second explosion to hit the factory in...

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