In Anhui province, in Eastern China, in Bengbu city, the explosion occurred at a chemical plant of Anhui Maiqi Chemical Co. Ltd, in which two people were killed and nine people were injured. It is reported Xinhua.
According to local authorities of emergency response, the incident occurred at 18:00, when the workers tried to pull out of the tank his colleague, who at the time of cleaning of the object was blocked inside.
In the process of the rescue operation a storage tank exploded, killing one worker and a firefighter. Nine other rescuers were injured.
Local authorities are investigating the circumstances of the explosion.