Near Wuhan… Just Saying…
Six people were killed and four others injured in an explosion Tuesday at a chemical factory near the Chinese city of Wuhan, according to a report.
The blast occurred about 5:30 p.m. local time at the factory of the Lanhua Silicone Co. in Xiantao, a Hubei Province city of some 1.5 million residents about 70 miles southwest of Wuhan, the Daily Mail reported.
More than 100 first responders — including firefighters, paramedics and environmental officials — rushed to the scene to search for survivors, according to the news outlet.
Three out of the four injured remain hospitalized.
Some residents in the area said their windows were shattered by the force of the explosion, the Daily Mail reported, citing Hubei radio and TV.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation.