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At least 44 Dead in Explosion at Chinese chemical plant

in an Explosion At a chemical plant in East China at least 44 people have been killed, a further 90 were seriously injured. The Explosion was so strong that it caused an earthquake.

In the case of the Explosion in a chemical plant in the Eastern Chinese city of Yancheng have come, according to local authorities, at least 44 people were killed. A further 90 people seriously injured. 1000 residents in the area around the chemical plant Tianjiayi had been brought for safety's sake from their homes. Further explosions or leaks were feared.

As the state-run newspaper "People's Daily" reported on Friday, the Explosion was on Thursday so strong that an earthquake of a strength of 2.2 triggered.

again and again problems with industrial safety

According to the official Xinhua news Agency, the Explosion was triggered by a fire in a fertilizer plant on the industrial site. By the pressure wave of the Detonation, several buildings collapsed, workers were buried. The city informed, 3500 medical staff in 16 hospitals have been mobilised to treat the injured.

China has always problems with industrial safety. Safety regulations are often not adhered to. The Explosion is one of the worst in years. 2015 were killed by an Explosion in the city of Tianjin 173 people.

China: Dead in factory explosion in the vicinity of chemical factory, 28.11.2018 Atlas |China |Beijing

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