Explosion at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan – reports
A fire brigade has arrived at the scene. There is so far no information on whether anyone was injured in the explosion.
The plant says there is no risk of hazardous substances being released as a result of the blast.
The blast was heard by residents living nearby, one of which described it as a “tremendous explosion,” Daily Current Affairs News reported.
The explosion occurred at around 6:30 p.m. local time at the north side of the plant.
The cause of the explosion so far remains unknown.