A powerful fire occurred at a chemical warehouse in China. Blew one of the tanks. The enterprise closest to the PE blocks is carried out an emergency evacuation.
Information is still precise, but while the Chinese media have not reported about the victims, not the victims. A few photographs of Amateur footage can be seen in the distance above the stock rises dense and very high column of toxic smoke. It could be seen for miles. It is a warehouse of chemicals of Jiangsu province North of Shanghai. The owner already said that stores in those tanks petroleum products. Eyewitnesses report that caught fire one or two of the more than 40 tanks. There is evidence that the contents of several tankers were completely burnt. The air felt chemical smell. According to the latest reports, firefighters control the situation and localized fire.
Explosion for unknown reason, happened about 9 o'clock in the morning. Of course, any reports of incidents at chemical plants in China, where safety is violated quite often, makes many here now to tremble and to remember the tragedy of last August in one of the new districts of Tianjin, 150 km from Beijing. Then a series of explosions in a warehouse with cyanide killed more than 170 people. The explosions were so powerful that they even compared with nuclear. 800 people were injured, most directly in their apartments. From the shock wave flew out of the window and hit the balcony. How much of what substances and then infected soil and air are still unknown.
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