According to the Zhangjiakou City Government's report on the evening of November 28, the deflagration incident occurred at 41 am on November 28. The accident killed 23 people and injured 22 people, 38 oversized trucks and 12 small cars. The report also pointed out that there was only a chemical plant in Shenghua Chemical near the accident, and the nearest village was one kilometer away from the chemical plant.
According to the Xinhua News Agency, quoting Zhangjiakou's fire and power department, the initial reason for the investigation of the explosion was the explosion of a large truck transporting acetylene, which caused a series of explosions and burning of vehicles around the chemical plant. And these acetylenes are the materials needed by Hyper New Energy Company next to Shenghua when producing hydrogen.
Today, the Ministry of Emergency Management sent an investigation team to Shenghua and Haippel, and other departments in Zhangjiakou also participated in the investigation. Staff from Shenghua Chemical's production and safety departments told China News Weekly that the plant had been shut down, employees were working normally, and investigators from fire protection and safety supervision departments were still working on site to rule out potential safety hazards such as Mars.
According to "China News Weekly", every night, there are vehicles carrying goods waiting around the factory in order to enter the factory area when the factory opens its doors the next morning. Most local factories do not allow trucks to enter and unload at night, so these cars line up outside the factory. Most of these trucks pulled the materials needed by the factory, such as coal, salt, and acetylene that caused the accident.
The driver of the truck named Sun who was at the scene of the explosion told China News Weekly that these trucks loaded with different materials were mixed together and there was no difference. They were all lined up there.
According to nearby residents, in these long convoys, there are not only drivers, but also many car entrants. They are usually the driver's family, and some even the whole family. "There are women in the car, and maybe children."
According to the aforementioned truck driver of the surname Sun, the local security supervision department had previously ordered that these vehicles be stopped by the roadside, requiring them to park in the parking lot, but then relaxed and ignored, so these coal-pulling cars and flammable acetylene The cars are all lined up on the side of the road.
At present, near the scene of the explosion, a pungent odor can still be smelled. After burning for about a kilometer, the big trucks were burned beyond recognition.
The driver with the surname Sun recalled that during the explosion, multiple cars were burned at the same time, from the west to the east. At that time, most of the people in the car had fallen asleep. Some people who responded quickly escaped, but some people were unfortunately hit by the disaster.
According to the latest report from the Zhangjiakou Municipal Government, 2 of the 22 injured are currently treated at the First Hospital of the city, and their vital signs are normal; 8 are treated at the 251 Hospital of the People's Liberation Army, of which 3 are seriously injured and 5 have normal vital signs; 5 In Beijing 304 Hospital, two people were treated in Beijing Chaoyang Emergency Center and one was treated in Beijing Children's Hospital; another four were discharged with minor injuries.
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