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Fires

Fire at key Chinese petrochemical plant kills one

Blaze brought under control at Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical facility

An aerial view shows fire engines and rescue workers at a Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical plant where a fire broke out, in Shanghai on June 18. Sinopec Shanghai says it has processing capacity for 16 million tons of crude oil a year and 700,000 tons of ethylene.   © Reuters

(Reuters) -- A fire broke out at a Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical plant in Shanghai early on Saturday, killing one person, the company said.

Roaring fire was seen engulfing part of a sprawling factory, emitting columns of thick black smoke, in a video posted on Twitter by the state-backed Shanghai Daily.

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