Mass Evacuations Ordered as Pipeline Spews 2,000 Tons of Fuel
Posted by feww on November 29, 2013
Massive pipeline leak prompts mass evacuations in SW China
About 2,000 tons of gasoline escaped at a high-speed railway construction site after a construction tower collapsed snapping a pipeline in SW China’s Guizhou Province.
The pipeline damaged in the incident is owned by Sinopec, the country’s largest oil refiners, said a report.
“Three people have received medical treatment, and more than 110 are working to repair the broken pipe and clear the site, which is about 30 meters from the Shanghai-Kunming railway and has residential houses nearby.”
The local government has ordered mass evacuations of residents within a two kilometer radius of the incident site, and rail authorities have suspended train services.
Pipeline explosions last Friday killed 55 people and left 145 others injured, with nine additional passersby reported as missing in the coastal city of Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. Source: NEWS.CN. More images ...
Other Sinopec Pipeline’s Deadly Explosions
Meantime, the China PetroChemical Corporation (Sinopec) announced it had suspended two company executives following the deadly pipeline explosions last Friday
The blasts killed 55 people and left 145 others injured, with nine additional passersby reported as missing in the coastal city of Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province.
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