On June 18, China News commented on the strange fire and explosion at the Shanghai Jinshan petrochemical complex in the early morning. The video shows three remote locations burning at the same time. After the explosions, images of Kim Son residents fleeing by car were posted online.

On June 19, Sound of Hope also had an article: "About the Shanghai petrochemical explosion: Netizens warn early: City lockdown causes disaster."

According to local media, the windows and doors of surrounding businesses were shattered, and residents' homes in the vicinity were shaken. A pungent smell invaded the surroundings, and people rushed to escape, creating a severe traffic jam,