At least 78 people killed at China pesticide plant blast

March 28, 2019 in Latest News

The company, Tianjiayi Chemical Co — which produces more than 30 organic chemical compounds, some highly flammable — had a history of safety violations and had been punished repeatedly, state news agency Xinhua said.

Rescue efforts at the blast site were officially completed on Monday. A total of 164 people were caught up in the explosion, with 86 survivors, the local government said.