An accident at a chemical plant in China, killing four people

Several explosions rocked today at 6 am local time (01:00 on Kiev) at a chemical plant in the city of Yizhou Guanski Zhuang Autonomous Region in southwest China. Victims of explosions were four people. These preliminary data reported today, local news agency with reference to working at the scene, the fire and rescue services. BBC News

The building department where the accident occurred, worked more than 30 people. Many were injured, according to ITAR-TASS. Because of the danger of contamination by harmful substances within a few kilometers of the population was evacuated.

The plant produces mainly polyvinyl acetate (used in the manufacture of industrial adhesives and paints and varnishes) and calcium carbide.

June 16 in the Chinese province of Heilongjiang, on the border with Russia, there was a massive leak. Killing at least three people. Expert assessment of Russia showed that this gas was phosgene.

And during the earthquake in China that killed more than 70 thousand people in the city Shenfan (Sichuan Province), due to the strong aftershocks literally exploded two chemical plants, buried under the rubble of their hundreds of workers. Leaked more than 80 tons of liquid ammonia.


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