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1 Jun, 2016 05:12

Huge blaze billowing smoke rips through Chinese chemical plant (VIDEO)

Huge blaze billowing smoke rips through Chinese chemical plant (VIDEO)

A massive fire at a chemical plant in China’s central Hubei Province has injured at least three people, while covering the area with dark, thick clouds of smoke.

The fire, which reportedly started in the city of Yichangon on Tuesday afternoon, has been successfully extinguished, according to China’s CCTV agency. 

Video footage from the scene shows extremely dark, heavy clouds of smoke spreading to nearby areas as people run from the huge blaze.

Dozens of firefighters were dispatched to battle the fire as quickly as possible.

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Meanwhile, the local environmental department said that the air pollution was being controlled and is currently at a relatively safe level.

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