At least 22 people have died and 22 more were injured in a blast outside a chemical factory in northern China.
A vehicle carrying chemicals exploded while waiting to enter Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co plant in Zhangjiakou, north of Beijing, initial reports suggest.
Photos from the scene showed dozens of burned out cars and trucks lining the street outside the plant.
The blast occurred at 00:41 in Zhangjiakou, a city some 200km (124 miles) northwest of Beijing. Thirty-eight trucks and 12 vehicles were engulfed by flames, city officials said.
The injured were taken to hospital and rescue work and investigation of the cause of the accident are still under way.
The plant had ceased production.