An explosion and serious fire tragically killed one person and left between 8 and 20 people injured in the old plant of Brunp in Changsa in the Hunan province. According to the company the fire may have started in a warehouse where aluminium foil from battery scrap was stored.
Brunp is the world's largest lithium-ion battery recycler and a subsidiary to CATL. The affected plant is one of two plants in Changsa and they operate both recycling and material production in other several locations in China as well.
As can be seen in a movie the fire and explosion was violent and experts we have been talking to are skeptical of the material isolated being the cause of the fire.