The death toll after the explosion in an industrial park in the Chinese city of Yancheng has now risen to 47. Also, more than six hundred people were injured, among whom were 32 serious, reports Reuters news agency Friday.
Was previously talked about “six dead”. Among others, children, in a children’s playground in the vicinity of the factory were playing, were injured.
The exact cause of the explosion in the chemical plant is not yet known. According to Chinese state media, there would be benzene exploded. Benzene is a colorless, highly flammable liquid that is primarily from petroleum and is won.
The heavy explosion was far in the wide area of Yancheng to feel. Chinese authorities registered around the explosion with a magnitude of 2.2.
Massive explosion at chemical plant in China
President Xi Jinping calls for action
President Xi Jinping, who this week on his state visit in Italy, called the authorities in his country to take action, so that such disasters in the future can be prevented.
Also need as quickly as possible the cause of the explosion to be traced, he said.