Yesterday, the scene of the accident. Shandong rizhao shida science and technology petrochemical co., LTD. Xinhua hair
Similar tanks in the plant are said to have had cracks; Local environmental authorities say they have found no serious environmental pollution
Several floors of the blaze were visible a few kilometers away, and many nearby residents witnessed and photographed the explosion.
A Beijing news reporter at video, filmed by residents, saw a fire burst out at first, followed by an explosion. Smoke and flames instantly shot out of the tank, and the explosives spread to the surrounding area for thousands of meters.
A resident working nearby told the Beijing news that the explosion occurred between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., starting with a small fire and then exploding into flames.
The civilian unit was about seven or eight kilometers from the scene. But, it said, "you can see that the open fire is several stories high and the sound of the explosion is so loud that we can feel the building shaking."
It is reported that the plant was an oil refinery, a 10-minute drive from the busy area.
Cheng yuanyuan, a journalist with the Beijing news