Explosion near Chinese chemical plant kills 22

An explosion happened near a chemical plant in northern China’s Zhangjiakou city, killing at least 22 and destroying 50 vehicles today (November 28).

In the dramatic video, bright flames and a huge cloud of smoke can be seen rising into the air near Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry.

Vehicles that stopped on the side of the road, including 38 lorries and 12 cars, were engulfed in the fire.

It is still unclear where in the factory zone the explosion happened or why.

Rescue work was underway and the case was being investigated by authorities, reports said.