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Explosion rips through chemical plant in eastern China; no casualties reported yet

  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a chemical plant of Shandong Runxing Chemical Technology Co. is on fire following an explosion in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The explosion at the plant came ten days after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse killed 121 people. (Guo Xulei/Xinhua via AP)  NO SALES

    In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a chemical plant of Shandong Runxing Chemical Technology Co. is on fire following an explosion in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The explosion at the plant came ten days after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse killed 121 people. (Guo Xulei/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a chemical plant of Shandong Runxing Chemical Technology Co. is on fire following an explosion in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The explosion at the plant came ten days after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse killed 121 people. (Guo Xulei/Xinhua via AP)  NO SALES

    In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a chemical plant of Shandong Runxing Chemical Technology Co. is on fire following an explosion in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The explosion at the plant came ten days after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse killed 121 people. (Guo Xulei/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a chemical plant of Shandong Runxing Chemical Technology Co. is on fire following an explosion in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The explosion at the plant came ten days after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse killed 121 people. (Guo Xulei/Xinhua via AP)  NO SALES

    In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a chemical plant of Shandong Runxing Chemical Technology Co. is on fire following an explosion in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The explosion at the plant came ten days after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse killed 121 people. (Guo Xulei/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

China's Xinhua Agency says an explosion has ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China.

Xinhua says no casualties were immediately reported following the blast Saturday night in Shandong province on Saturday night.

The news agency says the explosion triggered a fire and that a dozen fire engines are battling the fire.

The blast follows the Aug. 12 chemical warehouse explosion in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin. At least 121 people were killed in that disaster, while another 54 remain unaccounted for.