A tank filled with toxic waste exploded at a chemical plant in a kills six workers.
A sudden huge explosion at Hanwha Chemical Co. occurred when the workers were doing welding work on the tank inside the plant.
Chemical plant blast initial report, there were four workers found dead and then rescuers later retrieved the bodies of two others while sifting through the mixture of debris and toxic waste water.
According to the Korea Gas Safety Corporation the plant workers welding when tank exploded.
Authorities could not tell the exact reason of the said incident, however, but the fire department official put the blame on the gas trapped in the storage area which triggers the explosion but an investigation is conducted to examine if the welding works was the possible reason of the explosion.
“Gas from the waste water which had piled up inside the tank was apparently ignited by the welding torch”, says the official said. Image Source
The Chemical plant blast impact wiped out the upper structure of the building, which cause it to fall down. The rescue team recovers bodies of the victims in the site.
According to the South Korean media the six workers of the chemical plant were working on top of the storage at the time of the explosion, but fire officials said they couldn’t immediately confirm the reports.
A distorted waste storage facility is seen after an explosion at a chemical plant run by Hanwha Chemical Co. in Ulsan, South Korea, Friday, July 3, 2015.