Monday, August 6, 2012

Chemical plant heavily damaged in explosion

Monday, 06 August 2012 15:00 Mizzima News

The hydrogen peroxide chemical plant explosion in Chauk in central Burma on Thursday caused an estimated US$ 2.5 million in damages, the Fire Department said on Friday.

The plant, under the Myanmar Paper and Chemical Industries of the Ministry of Industry, exploded after chemicals leaked from an oxidation tower of the main unit, triggering a fire, officials confirmed.

Five factory workers and one fire brigade member sustained injuries.

The plant is located between Sichopin and Yedwin villages in Chauk.

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