A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Shihezi, China – Video

In the Chinese city of Shihezi (Xinjiang) at a chemical plant for the production of polysilicon, there was a powerful explosion.

According to preliminary reports, the silica reactor exploded.

The footage published by eyewitnesses on Twitter shows a large column of smoke from the ensuing fire.

According to Seeking Alpha, if the information is confirmed, it could have implications for the global semiconductor industry, which is already facing serious shortages.

Earlier on June 8, MyDrivers reported that smartphones Xiaomi burned as a result of a fire at a warehouse Hunan Nantang Warehousing and Logistics Company in the province of Changsha. According to witnesses, the incident resulted in a large fire, and a large cloud of smoke and ash was observed above the scene.