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Fire on leaked NE China petrochemical device under control, no casualties reported

07-16-2011 21:50 BJT

DALIAN, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Fire on a leaked petrochemical device has been put under control with no casualties reported in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, company sources said Saturday evening.

The fire was triggered off by leak in a distillation device at the Dalian Petrochemical Company of PetroChina, a leading onshore oil producer of the nation, at around 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

But experts said the fire would continue for a certain period of time as the device still had about 100 metric tons of inflammable matter.

There is no explosive factor surrounding the device on fire, according to company sources.

Photo taken on July 16, 2011 shows an oil refining device on fire in Dalian, northeast
China's Liaoning Province. An oil refining device of Petro China caught fire at 2:30 p.m.
(0630 GMT) Saturday. (Xinhua/Liu Debin)

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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