July 13 (UPI) -- At least 19 people died and 12 were injured after an explosion at a chemical plant in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, officials said.
The explosion occurred at a Hengda-owned plant in an industrial park Thursday evening, according to Xinhua.
Local government officials said none of the injured are in critical condition, The South China Morning Post reported.
A fire caused by the explosion raged for several hours until it was eventually contained early Friday morning.
The cause of the blast is under investigation.