Major explosion at chemical factory in China's Jiangsu

A chemical factory in eastern China’s Yancheng City exploded today (March 21), shaking buildings for miles around.

The dramatic video shows the residential buildings which are five kilometers’ away from the factory shaking while the glass windows shattering into pieces and flying onto workers when the blast happened.

In another clip, massive flames and thick smoke come out of the factory and rise into the air.

According to reports, the benzene in one production equipment exploded in the Tian Jia Yi Chemical Plant.

86 fire engines and 389 firemen were sent on site and 31 people have been rescued.