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WorldDeath toll in China chemical blast rises to 78

12:56  25 march  2019
12:56  25 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The number of deaths from the chemical plant explosion on March 21 in China ’s Jiangsu province has risen to 78 . More than 600 people have been injured and around 4,000 others were evacuated. Extreme high levels of toxic chemicals were found in nearby rivers while high levels of nitrogen oxide

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Death toll in China chemical blast rises to 78© STR Thursday's explosion in Yancheng city, eastern Jiangsu province razed an industrial park and blew out the windows of surrounding homes

The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, with hundreds still receiving medical treatment four days after one of the country's worst industrial accidents.

Thursday's explosion in Yancheng city, eastern Jiangsu province razed an industrial park and blew out the windows of surrounding homes.

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The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, with hundreds still receiving medical treatment four days after one of the Classes at 10 schools damaged by the blast resumed Monday morning, they added. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the accident

The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, as Beijing The State Council, China 's cabinet, told regional authorities around the country to launch a "comprehensive investigation" into companies involved in "nitration manufacturing and storage" in the wake of the blast .

More than 500 people are still in hospital, said local authorities on their official Twitter-like Weibo account.

Among them, 13 are critically injured and 66 are seriously injured, the statement said.

Out of the 28 people who were reported as missing on Saturday, 25 have been found dead and three successfully rescued, said city officials.

The city government said some 89 houses were damaged beyond repair and families were resettled after those structures had been demolished.

Classes at 10 schools damaged by the blast resumed Monday morning, they added.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the accident and said an unspecified number of people were taken into police custody on Friday.

The facility involved in the explosion belonged to Tianjiayi Chemical, a firm with 195 employees established in 2007 that mainly produces raw chemical materials including anisole, a highly flammable compound.

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The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, with hundreds still receiving medical treatment four days after one of the Classes at 10 schools damaged by the blast resumed Monday morning, they added. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the accident

Cabinet orders nationwide checks on chemical plants to spot dangers. Firefighters work on the rubble of a pesticide plant owned by Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical following an explosion in Xiangshui county, Yancheng, Jiangsu province, last week.

Tianjiayi Chemical has a history of violating environmental regulations, according to online records from Yancheng city's environment and ecology bureau.

In 2015 and 2017, the firm was fined for violating rules on solid and water waste management.

Amid concerns of air and water pollution, the Yancheng city government has said that "pollution indicators are within the normal range" and that drinking water is "not affected".

Authorities said Saturday they had also dammed a tributary to the nearby Xinfeng River to prevent any "outflow of sewage from the chemical industrial park."

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