Further four workers injured after leaking oil ignited at Qingyang Petrochemical plant in Gansu province

A fire at a petrochemical plant in China has killed three workers and injured a further four of the eight staff on duty at the time, according to China’s state news agency, Xinhua. Of the four injured workers, one is in a critical condition

The fire started when leaking oil ignited. It was extinguished after around five hours. The cause is now being investigated.

The Qingyang Petrochemical company plant in Gansu province is owned by PetroChina – the publicly traded arm of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation. Its facilities include atmospheric pressure distillation, catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming and benzene extraction.