Incident Report

3 Killed in Chemical Factory Explosion

Blast occurred in a section of the factory where chemicals are stored. Three workers were killed and one was after a chemical factory explosion in South Korea Monday, according to the Yonhap news agency.

2 killed, 1 missing after explosion at Yeosu chemical factory

YEOSU, South Korea, Dec 13 (Yonhap) -- Two workers were found dead and one is missing in connection with a chemical factory explosion at an industrial complex in the southern city of Yeosu on Monday, firefighters said. Firefighters were trying to contain the fire that broke out at 1:37 p.m. at the factory in the Yeosu Industrial Complex in Yeosu, 450 kilometers south of Seoul.

Two filling stations, buildings burnt in Onitsha tanker explosion

There is palpable tension in Onitsha following a tanker explosion that burnt two petrol filling stations along the Onitsha-Enugu-Awka Road on Sunday. Men of the Anambra State Fire Service responded to the distress call by residents of the area and they quenched the fire before it spread to two other filling stations around the area – Rain Oil and JI Edison Oil. Our correspondent gathered from eyewitnesses account that the explosion occurred with a thunderous noise around 8 pm.

Rescuers retrieve four bodies after Sicily blast; death toll rises to 7

RAVANUSA, Italy, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Rescuers have pulled four more bodies out of the rubble of houses destroyed by a suspected gas explosion in the Sicilian town of Ravanusa, bringing the total death toll to seven, the fire brigade said on Monday. Two people are still missing following Saturday's blast, which demolished four houses and badly damaged another three.