The object exploded at a chemical plant.
A powerful explosion at a chemical plant in Yibin in the Sichuan province of China occurred on the evening of July 12. In the incident, 19 people died and another 12 were injured.
According to local media, the fire was extinguished and the investigation of its causes continues.
Users of Chinese social media published photos showing a large fire and smoke rising from the facility.
In China, efforts have been made to improve safety standards, but fatal accidents remain common.