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The cause of the explosion at the chemical plant in China began to leak oilApril 8, 2015
April 6th evening about 18:56 in Zhengzhou City in Fujian Province, an explosion occurred at the plant for the production of paraxylene "Tenlun Fantin."
The cause of the explosion at a chemical plant was a fire that occurred due to the leakage of oil from the plant with petrochemical paraksilenom. This is reported by Xinhua news agency with reference to the preliminary results of the investigation.
Experts on the management of hazardous chemical substances found that the installation of a petrochemical paraksilenom PX drained, and then lit up the liquid, and then the fire spread to three large reservoir of oil, which is about 100 meters away from a lit installation. Respectively stored in tanks 2, 4 and 6 th. Cubic meters of oil, all three tanks exploded. The exact causes of the tragedy will be announced later.
6 people were hospitalized, including one person was injured at the scene, and five traumatized shards of glass. Physicians reported about 13 more victims who are under observation in hospitals, threats to their life there. In addition, from the nearby jetty mooring ships and 13 evacuated about 200 people.
To fight the fire were sent 177 fire engines and 829 employees of fire brigades, as well as employees of other competent authorities. The fire was brought under control, experts eliminated the consequences of the disaster.