22 killed in Chinese state-owned oil pipeline blast
At least 22 people were killed, and an unconfirmed number injured last week after a leaking pipeline caught fire and exploded in the coastal city of Qingdao, in east China's Shandong Province.
The 176-km pipeline is owned by Sinopec Group, also known as the China Petrochemical Corporation.
Workers were repairing the leaking petroleum pipeline when the explosion happened on Friday 22nd November.
Reports said that an oil slick with a length of two to three meters could be seen in waters around the explosion spot following the incident.
Sources with the city's maritime safety administration told local news that they had not received any report on blast-related pollution in the sea so far.
Rescue work continues and the cause of the accident is being investigated.
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