Gas Plant Explosion In Central China Causes 2 Dead, 12 Missing and 18 Seriously Injured (Updated)
Update at 11:22PM, EST
According to latest reoprt from CCTV, the explosion of gas factory has caused 10 death, 5 missing and 19 seriously injured by local time 3am, July 20th, and there are houses collapsed in 500 meters far from the blast point.
On Friday afternoon, a huge explosion happened at a gas factory in Sanmenxia City, in central China's Henan Province. The accident caused 2 dead, 12 missing, and 18 seriously injured, according to local government's statement.
The huge blast rocked Yima gasification plant at 5:50 pm local time, witnesses said that many doors and windows were shattered within a three-kilometer radius, even some interior doors were pushed away by the shock wave.
The videos circulated on social media shows the mushroom cloud was vacated on the scene, accompanied by a huge sound of explosion, and dust floating in the air.
The official weibo account of local government said, the specific position of explosion was at C unit of air separation facilities. The accident does not affect a major hazardous source tank area, and all the production equipment has been stopped from working.