A chemical factory in eastern China’s Yancheng City exploded today (March 21), shaking buildings for miles around.
The dramatic video shows the residential buildings which are five kilometers’ away from the factory shaking while the glass windows shattering into pieces and flying onto workers when the blast happened.
In another clip, massive flames and thick smoke come out of the factory and rise into the air.
According to reports, the benzene in one production equipment exploded in the Tian Jia Yi Chemical Plant.
86 fire engines and 389 firemen were sent on site and 31 people have been rescued.
At least six people have been killed after a huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China today, officials and state media said.
Another 30 people are said to be seriously injured in the massive blast which shattered the windows of nearby buildings.
The blast took place about one kilometre (0.6 mile) away from a kindergarten and 'some children sustained injuries', according to state broadcaster CCTV. It remains unclear if any of the children has died.
China News reported the explosion was caused by a chemical called benzene, citing a worker at the emergency call centre.
According to WHO, exposure to benzene, a liquid and highly inflammable chemical, could cause major health issues in humans, including cancer.
Authorities are monitoring the environment and paramedics are treating wounded locals, according to the latest social media post from the local government.
Serious injuries turned out for a resident of St. Petersburg to participate in the winter sports festival BoogelWoogel, which was held at the Sochi resort "Rosa Khutor". Witnesses filmed an unfortunate descent of a tourist from a slope on a surfboard.
The festival included all sorts of comic contests, and one of them ended with the hospitalization of the participant, who, according to the organizers, was supposed to land in the pool, but he developed such speed that he easily slipped on the water surface and crashed into the bench.
The young man was quickly taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a closed head injury, a fracture of the upper jaw with displacement and a fracture of eight teeth, two of which had to be removed. A peterburger still remains in the hospital, according to him, the festival organizers compensate him for all the costs of recovery.
Timofey Yuriev of Irvington was walking his pooch Kira when he spotted two dogs crossing the ice — and falling in. The man jumped into the water to save the drowning animals. Kira also jumped in to join the rescue. Together, they broke through the ice to rescue the two dogs, which were each separately trapped in the water.
A Cessna 206 plane, initials YV-1801, rushed on Monday at noon in the Gran Sabana, Bolívar state . In the accident died a colonel and a sergeant assigned to the Integral Defense Zone (Zodi) Guiana.
The deceased were confirmed by sources of Civil Protection and were identified as Colonel César Paúl Padrino Bruzual and the sergeant major of third José Silvestre Granja. Colonels Andrés Bermúdez and Carlos Sánchez and Jossan Pérez (pilot) were also reported injured.
The plane belonged to the company Aerotransporte La Montaña and rushed a few miles from the airport of Santa Elena de Uairén , specifically in the Maurak mountain range, presuming that due to lack of fuel.
According to unofficial sources, these military officials led the repression of the Pemón population on February 22 and 23, which left five people dead.
A pregnant woman lost her unborn child after she was ejected onto the road during a car accident in Lishui City, east China's Zhejiang Province on Wednesday. The woman did not fasten her seat belt when the car smashed into the side of a tunnel. The driver, her fiancé, comforted her by singing a song he had prepared for their wedding as she was rushed to hospital in an ambulance. #China #Accident