Friday, 10 January 2014

Explosion at Mitsubishi Chemical Factory in Japan

It has been reported that a possible five people have been killed and at least 12 injured in an explosion yesterday at a Mitsubishi Materials Plant in Yokkaichi city, Japan.

Japanese police say the explosion was triggered by a chemical reaction inside the plant, but no fire occurred. The plant which manufactures polymers uses a number of highly volatile chemicals including hydrogen and chlorine.

We will bring you more news on this as it happens.

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