Chinese petrochemical factory consumed by huge FIREBALL after massive explosion (VIDEOS)
A massive explosion ripped through a chemical plant in Zhuhai, southern China on Monday, forcing workers to flee for their lives as a fireball consumed the facility, sending thick plumes of black smoke high into the air.
Footage released by Chinese media purports to show the Changlian Petrochemical Plant engulfed by flames as workers sprint to safety at around 1:40pm local time. Miraculously, no casualties were reported in the explosion, according to local authorities.
Massive blaze rages in a petrochemical enterprise in south China's Guangdong Province , city of Zhuhai , no casualties reported yet pic.twitter.com/Qba7lJwVPT— Khalid khi (@khalid_pk) January 14, 2020
Zhuhai Fire Brigade dispatched 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters to the scene, with additional support provided by fire brigades from neighboring Guangzhou, Foshan, Jianmen and Zhongshan.
There has been an explosion at a chemical factory in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong. As of 3:00 pm Tuesday, the fire has not been extinguished. pic.twitter.com/lStRDsFncE— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) January 14, 2020
The ensuing fire was reportedly extinguished in just a couple of hours, and an investigation into the circumstances which led to the explosion is already underway.
The Zhuhai Emergency Management Bureau said there were no anomalous environmental readings in the immediate aftermath of the explosion, but that it would continue to monitor the situation.
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