Saturday, November 23, 2013

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 47.

The casualty count from oil pipeline blast in the Eastern China stands at 47 while 136 wounded
The death toll from an oil pipeline blast in the coastal town Qingdao in Eastern China rose to 47 while wounded 136 people are treated in hospitals, said local sources.

The explosion occurred when leaked oil caught fire as workers were trying to contain a rapture at an underground oil pipeline belonging to Chinese petroleum giant Sinopec.

Over 100 firefighters were deployed to douse the blaze.

Local authorities stated oil spill had spread across 3,000 square meters on sea and 22 sea cleaning vessels, 10 fishing boats and 6 coast guard boats continued clean up effort.

Death toll from oil pipeline blast in China... από euronews-en

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