Beijing: Two persons were injured and nine others went missing on Wednesday following a blast at an explosives plant in China's eastern Shandong Province.
The blast occurred at around 8 am in a workshop at Tianbao Chemical Industry Co, Ltd in Pingyi County, Linyi City. Tianbao Chemical, founded in 1958, is a manufacturer of explosive materials for civil use.
A number of explosions in chemical factories have been reported in recent months causing many casualties. Twin blasts destroyed a huge warehouse in Tianjin city on August 12 in which 173 people were killed.