Issue Date: July 20, 2009
Explosions Take Lives In China And France
Five people died last week in an explosion at Luoran, a dyestuff chemicals producer located in Luoyang City in China's Henan province, according to Xinhua, the Chinese state-run news agency. More than 100 others were injured. In France, two people died when an ethylene steam cracker exploded at Total Petrochemicals' Carling-Saint-Avold site. Six others were hospitalized. The company says the accident occurred when the cracker was being restarted after a storm.
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