A terrible fire and explosions rocked the district in the early morning
The largest explosion was so strong that the satellite recorded it from space.
The accident happened in Philadelphia (USA). There Friday, the 21st of June, about four o’clock in the morning lit up the refinery. First flame into the tank with butane, and then began a chain reaction, according to NBC.
“As stated by the Deputy Commissioner of fire protection Craig Murphy, lit up tank with butane, which is subsequently detonated. After that, several explosions occurred less when the fire has spread through the piping system”, – stated in the message.
Some residents were told that due to heavy explosions, they fell from the walls of paintings and photographs. The largest explosion was so strong that metrological satellite GOES-16 recorded it from space.
“I thought it was a meteor or something like that”, – said the resident, who lives nearby. He also added that he saw the plant a cloud in the shape of a mushroom.
During the incident the company employed people, but they were far from the scene. However, four workers received minor injuries, the medics helped them on the spot.
It is reported that a large-scale fire just paralyzed around the entire infrastructure.
The last fire at the plant was on June 10. Then has done without victims, but environmentalists and local residents expressed their concerns about the security of the refinery.
As previously reported, the fatal incident occurred on Friday, June 21, in Baghdad. There at a Shiite mosque blew himself bomber. The explosion killed seven people, injured more than 20. About it reports Reuters, citing police sources.
The police said that it was blown up or suicide belt or terrorists detonated an improvised explosive device.
The responsibility for the crime is the one not taken.
Local press reports that the number of dead could rise as many victims are in critical condition.