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44 Dead after Explosion at Chinese chemical plant

After a severe Explosion in a chemical plant in East China the number of victims has increased significantly: 44 people came to his life in the accident. Previously had been six deaths.

a further 90 people were injured, also hard. Of the injured, 32 people are in a critical condition. This, the authorities in the Eastern Chinese city of Yancheng informed on Friday. The trigger for the Explosion at a fire in a factory for pesticides.

The pressure wave of the Explosion damaged the house facades in the area and destroyed numerous Windows, how to detect on video recordings of the accident. Over 640 people were killed according to the authorities lacerations, and other injuries and went for treatment in hospitals. Many cars, homes and a school in the vicinity had been damaged.

Several schools and kindergartens in the vicinity of the disaster site remained closed on Friday. Authorities tested the air and water quality in the environment to possible contamination.

party leadership startled reported

As the state-run newspaper "People's Daily" on Friday, the Explosion was on Thursday so strong that it triggered an earthquake of a strength of 2.2. In China, it always comes back to serious industrial accidents, because work rules are too lax or are not adhered to.

one of the biggest disasters of this kind had been killed in August 2015 at the tremendous Detonation of a chemical warehouse in the port in the northeastern Chinese metropolis of Tianjin 173 people. China's government had announced to want to the chemical storage and factories of the country on security risks test.

The accident alerted the senior leadership in Beijing. President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang gave instructions for the rescue work, informed the authorities in Yancheng. (anf/sda)

Created: 22.03.2019, 07:18 PM

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