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Explosion At Houston Area Chemical Facility Kills 1 And Injures 2 Othes

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Date of Occurrence: 2nd April, 2019 Location: Crosby, Texas Event: Industrial Accident Fatalities: 1 Injuries/Displaced: 2

An explosion occurred at a Chemical facility in Crosby, Texas, killing 1 person. A fire near a tank containing a flammable gas is thought to be the cause for the blast and resulting fire. 2 others were injured and air lifted to the nearest facility. This is the 2nd fire in 3 weeks to occur in the Houston area. 

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CBS

ABC13

NBC

Driver Rams Car Into Crowd Of People In China, Kills 6

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Date of Occurrence: 22nd March, 2019 Location: Zaoyang City, China Event: Vehicle Ramming Fatalities: 6 Injuries/Displaced: 8

A driver rammed his car into a crowd of people in the city of Zaoyang in Hubei Province, China. 6 people were killed and 7 more injured. The driver was shot and killed by police, who say the man also carried daggers in the vehicle. The man wounded his wife and daughter earlier in the day.

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Taiwan News

Straits Times

CNN

Explosion At Chinese Chemical Plant Kills At Least 78, Injures More Than 600

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Date of Occurrence: 21st March, 2019 Location: Yancheng, China Event: Industrial Accident Fatalities: 78 Injuries/Displaced: 600

An explosion at a chemical processing plant in the cirty of Yancheng in Jiangsu Province, China has killed at least 78 people and injured more than 600, with operations still underway to search and clear the debris. More than 3,000 residents and workers were evacuated and 16 nearby factories closed due to varying degrees of damage. Efforts are underway to contain a slew pollutants, inluding runoff water from fighting the fire and various liquid and gaseous toxic chemicals – being found in elevated levels up 3.5kms away. An official cause has not been determined, but eyewitness accounts from workers suggest it may have started due to tremors from a small earthquake strating a fire in a benzene storage area.

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South China Morning Post

NY Times