Follow Us:
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Blast at Japan chemical plant kills 5, injures 12

Explosion at Japanese chemical factory kills five workers, injured 12 others.

Published: January 10, 2014 11:31:33 am

Japan Deadly ExplosionAn explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan on Thursday killed at least five workers and injured 12 others, authorities said.

Investigators suspect chemical reaction involving hydrogen caused the blast at metal and chemical company Mitsubishi Materials Corp.’s Yokkaichi plant, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) west of Tokyo.

The blast appeared to have occurred when plant workers were rinsing heat exchange equipment at the silicone plant during maintenance, according to a Mie prefectural police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to department rules.

Police said five workers died. The dead and injured were all believed to be workers at the factory.

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App

0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by