Nanchang, Nov. 17 / Xinhua / — Last night, at a metallurgical plant Pingxiang City, Jiangxi Province / East China / leak of liquid iron, which caused an explosion, resulting in 123 people were evacuated. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
In the evening, around 21:50 molten iron flowing from a blast furnace of the plant after the cooling unit burned at the intermediate node oven. Leakage of liquid iron at a temperature of over 1300 degrees, led to an explosion and fire nearby combustibles, said party secretary Liu Chang'an plant disaster.
After the incident, the scene was immediately launched the rescue operation, which had been moved eight fire engines.
According to Liu Chang'an, will start checking all the 12 blast furnaces at the plant in order to avoid recurrence of such incidents.