The Chinese state-owned People’s Daily tweeted Monday that an explosion had ripped through a chemical factory in China’s Shandong province on Monday, though now there are doubts about the veracity of the report.
The latest report comes two weeks after a chemical blast killed at least 139 people in Tianjin.
Breaking: A blast seen and heard in a chemical industry zone in Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong around 23:25 Mon. pic.twitter.com/Yi29nJXEuX
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) August 31, 2015
BNO News’ Michael van Poppel pointed out Monday that video of the two explosions appeared nearly identical.
People’s Daily did not appear to have any details of the purported explosion on Monday.
Authorities are still scrambling to clean up the Chinese city of Tianjin after Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co. Ltd., a chemical plant which handles the transport of hazardous goods, exploded on August 12.
The Tianjin blast killed at least 139 people. Survivors were ordered to evacuate over fears of sodium cyanide contamination.
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