Explosion at Chinese chemicals facility kills three

Article by Amanda Doyle

AN explosion at a chemicals facility in the Xinjiang region in China has killed three people and injured six.

According to Reuters, based on a report from China’s Tianshan news website, the explosion occurred at the Xinjiang Xinzhi Energy Chemicals facility on 26 December as a rotary lime kiln was being tested.

Public anger has grown in China due to several major accidents in recent years, according to Reuters. In November 2018, 23 people were killed and 22 were injured after a chemical gas leak. An explosion at a chemicals plant in July the same year killed 19 people and injured 12. In June 2017, ten people were killed and nine injured after an explosion at a petrochemicals plant.

China has said that industrial standards will be improved.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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