Death toll rises to 64 in E China chemical plant explosion


来源: 粤港澳头条   时间:2019-03-24 12:25:48





                        Aerial photo taken on March 22, 2019 shows the site of an explosion at a chemical industrial park in Xiangshui County of Yancheng, east China's Jiangsu Province. Thousands of firefighters and medical workers and hundreds of ambulances and fire trucks have joined an all-out rescue after an explosion rocked a chemical plant Thursday in an industrial park in Xiangshui County. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

Aerial photo taken on March 22, 2019 shows the site of an explosion at a chemical industrial park in Xiangshui County of Yancheng, east China's Jiangsu Province. Thousands of firefighters and medical workers and hundreds of ambulances and fire trucks have joined an all-out rescue after an explosion rocked a chemical plant Thursday in an industrial park in Xiangshui County. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

The death toll from an explosion in a chemical plant in east China's Jiangsu Province has risen to 64 as of 7 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Among the dead, 26 people have been identified, Cao Lubao, mayor of Yancheng city, said at a press conference Saturday morning.

Twenty-eight people are still unaccounted for. One person was rescued on Saturday morning after an around-the-clock search, Cao said.

The blast has left 94 people with severe injuries, including 21 in critical conditions.

The explosion happened at about 2:48 p.m. Thursday following a fire that broke out in a plant, owned by Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Co. Ltd., in a chemical industrial park in Xiangshui County in the city of Yancheng.

Thousands of firefighters and medical workers and hundreds of ambulances and fire trucks have joined an all-out rescue after the explosion.

 

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