Seriously, what the f##k is going on over there?
- *BLAST SEEN IN CHEM. IND. ZONE IN SHANDONG, CHINA: PEOPLES DAILY
This is the second explosion in Shandong, which both follow the huge and deadly explosion in Tianjin.
We'll await the details which we imagine will suggest that, as was the case in Tianjin, many more tonnes of something terribly toxic were stored than is allowed under China's regulatory regime which apparently only applies to those who are not somehow connected to the Politburo.
After the last Shandong explosion, The People's Daily reported that the plant contained adiponitrile, which the CDC says can cause "irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; headache, dizziness, lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), confusion, convulsions; blurred vision; dyspnea (breathing difficulty); abdominal pain, nausea, [and] vomiting."
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
This clip has just been posted to a Weibo account - reportedly showing tonight's explosion (we are unable to confirm it this is the most recent or the previous Shandong explosion although that was more twlight than dead of night).