An explosion has reportedly rocked a chemical plant in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong.
A single "loud" explosion was heard in Dongying shortly before midgnight, state radio reported on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.
No casualties have yet been reported following the blast late on Monday. The cause of the incident remains unclear.
An image of the incident appeared to show bright flames filling the sky in what appears to be a relatively remote industrial area.
Breaking: A blast seen and heard in a chemical industry zone in Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong around 23:25 Mon. pic.twitter.com/Yi29nJXEuX— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) August 31, 2015
Footage purported to be of the incident was been shared widely online. However it later emerged it was in fact of the tragic explosions in the port city of Tianjin, northern China, which killed over 145 people on 12 August.
The blast on Monday is the second to occur at a chemical plan in Shandong province in a matter of days. One person died and eight people were killed in the incident last week, the Mirror reported.
Tianjin Explosion - In Pictures
Tianjin Explosion - In Pictures
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A man wearing a mask walks past overturned shipping containers after explosions hit the Binhai new district in Tianjin. Two massive explosions caused by flammable goods ripped through an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring around 400, official Chinese media reported.
A screen grab from taken from state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) footage on August 12, 2015 shows a huge explosion in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin.
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Excavators work near the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district, Tianji
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A man who was injured following the massive explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin receives medical treatment at a hospital.
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View of the destruction after explosions in the port area of Tianjin, northern China,
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A emergency worker is lifted by a crane as smokes plumes from the explosion site in Binhai new district in Tianjin
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A damaged truck is seen on a highway near the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin
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Flames rise as a banner in the background reads "no illegal operations" at the site of a series of explosions in Tianjin, witnesses described a fireball from the blasts ripping through the night sky.
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Smoke rises from shipping containers after explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China.
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Firefighters take a break after trying to put fire down at the explosion site in Binhai new district in Tianjin,
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A survivor talk on his mobile phone at the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin
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Firefighter's truck and other rescue vehicles are pictured as smoke rises among shipping containers after explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin
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Damaged cars are seen near the site of explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin
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A paramilitary policeman wears a mask as he blocks the road leading to evacuated residential area and the explosion site in Binhai new district in Tianjin
The incident is the latest to thrust China's safety standards under the spotlight, as industrial accidents are all too common in the nation which has experienced three decades of fast economic growth.
In the wake of the Tianjin blast, the Communist Party has sacked the head of China's safety regulator, who was previously the vice mayor of the city.
Shortly after, 12 government officials and company executives were detained.
However, it was unclear whether they were "criminally detained" - the status before a person is charged - as was reported by the state-run Xinhua news agency.
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