Explosion at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan – reports
An explosion has occurred at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company in Kamisu, Japan, according to reports. There are fears that toxic gas has been released and gone into Kashima plant.
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.
【ニュース】＜神栖市の工場で爆発音 火災か＞ 鹿嶋地方事務組合消防本部に入った連絡によりますと、３日午後６時半ごろ茨城県神栖市東和田にある三菱ガス化学の鹿島工場から爆発音がしたという複数の… https://t.co/PUOlrZPJJi#nhk— NHK@首都圏 (@nhk_shutoken) November 3, 2015
The explosion occurred at around 6:30 p.m. local time at the north side of the plant.
神栖 三菱ガス化学…場所はココかな？https://t.co/U81e0nRGFjpic.twitter.com/JE4bcM7ok9— しーずー (@soundmanlive123) November 3, 2015
The cause of the explosion so far remains unknown.