A concrete additive plant exploded today in east China, disrupting power supply to high-speed rail network along the Beijing-Shanghai route and suspending its services for several hours. An explosion occurred around 9:30 AM at a concrete additive plant in Jinan City of Shandong Province, which disrupted the power supply to a section of the railway. The power outage resulted in delayed or cancelled trains, according to Jinan government. The fire was contained around 9:50 AM.
No casualties have been reported. Services resumed at noon, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
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