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The Beijing News quoted a witness saying that yellow smoke emitted from the plant may indicate a leak of nitric acid.
Another outlet, Chongqing-based Upstream News, said the chemical company had previously been reported by local residents for releasing gases that caused irritation.
Chine : Confirmation : Vidéo qui documente l'explosion qui a été signalée à la Chutian Fine Chemical Company, Yuekou Industrial Park, à Tianmen, dans la province de l'Hubei à 14h00 locales le 28 septembre 2020
L'incendie a produit une fumée jaune.
5 morts et 1 blessé. pic.twitter.com/78Q5TUMryq
— Rebecca Rambar (@RebeccaRambar) September 28, 2020
In August, another explosion at a chemical company in Xiantao City in the same province killed six people and injured four. That blast was caused by the operators’ irregular behavior and lack of risk identification, local authorities claimed at the time.
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