Fourth major Texas petrochemical explosion and fire this year prompts evacuations
(Reuters) – Three workers were injured and residents of four towns were told to evacuate after explosions on Wednesday at a Texas, US, petrochemical plant, the latest in a series of chemical plant accidents in the region.
An early morning blast at a TPC Group complex in Port Neches, Texas, was followed by a series of secondary explosions that shattered windows and blew locked doors off their hinges.
About 60,000 people within a four-mile (6.4 km) radius of the facility were ordered to leave after a distillation column blew up about at 2 p.m. (20:00 GMT) It was uncertain when residents would be able to return, Jefferson County chief executive Jeff Branick said.
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