PortandTerminal.com, January 16, 2020
MADRID, SPAIN – A massive explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain on Tuesday has killed three people and injured at least seven others, regional authorities said.
One of the victims is a man who was sitting inside his home, almost 2 miles away from the site of the accident. Firefighters have located a one-ton piece of metal that was sent flying through the air from the force of the blast and slammed into the apartment right above the victim, who was crushed by the falling rubble.
The explosion took place on Tuesday evening inside an industrial zone called ChemMed where petrochemical companies operate large facilities. The investigation points at a 20-ton reactor tank inside a plant that makes ethylene oxide, a flammable gas used to make plastics and detergents.
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