Sinopec refinery in Guangzhou catches fire after blast; now under control: Local fire department

BEIJING (REUTERS) - An explosion occurred at a Sinopec refinery in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Thursday (Dec 24), the local fire department reported on its microblog.

The blast occurred at 6.43am local time at a hydro-cracking facility and a fire was put out within 90 minutes, the department said.

No casualties have been reported.