Thursday’s blast at the Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the city of Yancheng is China’s worst industrial accident in years. Nearly 1,000 area residents have been moved to safety as of Friday as a precaution against leaks and additional explosions, the city government said in a statement posted to its official microblog.
Windows in buildings as far as about 3 miles were blown out by the force of the blast.
The city government statement said 3,500 medical workers at 16 hospitals had been mobilized to treat the injured, dozens of whom remain in critical condition.
The cause of the blast remained under investigation.
- Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two safety features in their cockpits because the company charged extra to install them.
- The features could have helped the pilots detect erroneous readings, which some experts believe might be connected to the planes’ failures, The New York Times reports.
- Boeing will now make the disagree light free of charge on all new 737 Max planes, the paper said.
A landslide closed Route 837 in both directions near the Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge and Boswell Oil in West Mifflin Tuesday evening.
PennDOT crews cleared mess overnight
The crash occurred when a Tao’s Travel Inc. bus overturned at a ramp for Exit 45. The bus was headed north on I-95 when it attempted to take the exit ramp, the state police said.
The vehicle ran off the left side of the ramp and overturned. The bus’s route began in Florida with a final destination of New York.
(CNN)A 9,000-gallon tanker that was leaking gasoline caught fire in Los Angeles, the city’s fire department said Sunday.More than 70 firefighters battled the blaze for an hour and a half before it was extinguished.Two people were hospitalized with injuries, the LA fire department said.
A landslide shut down part of Route 837 for several hours in the area of Finleyville, Washington County.
The Elrama Volunteer Fire Company said the road is closed between Coal Bluff Road and Finleyville Elrama Road.The landslide brought down power lines and broken telephone poles.
A PennDOT spokesperson said the road reopened shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday.
(CNN)A “bomb cyclone” is dumping snow and heavy rain on the central United States, stranding travelers, leaving tens of thousands without electricity and leading to a police officer’s death in Colorado.The storm’s center was over Iowa and Nebraska early Thursday, and while it did its worst damage in the Plains, it will continue delivering dangerous weather conditions to 105 million people who are under some sort of watch, warning or advisory as it moves east.A bomb cyclone occurs when there is a rapid pressure drop, with a decrease of at least 24 millibars — a measure of atmospheric pressure — over 24 hours. This storm dropped 33 millibars from Tuesday into Wednesday.
Route 30 was closed in both directions near the East Pittsburgh Street ramps in Greensburg after a driver apparently threw a jug of chemicals at another car in an apparent road-rage incident on Tuesday night.“The person threw a five-gallon jug of xylene out the window,” Hempfield No. 2 Fire Chief Tom Kline said.Xylene is a chemical solvent, typically used as a paint thinner.
According to the Temple Police Department, Keila Ruby Flores, 33, was riding with her family on Interstate 35 when a “large rock” came through the vehicle’s windshield, striking her and “causing significant injuries.” She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died Sunday morning, authorities said.
There is currently no suspect information. If anyone has any information concerning this unfortunate incident, please contact Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500. Tips can also be sent through Bell County Crime Stoppers at BellCountyCrimeStoppers.com, through the P3tips App or by calling 254-526-TIPS (8477).
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Authorities have not made any arrests in the case, which they are calling a homicide
Westmoreland County fire crews in the Youngwood area were able to put out a fire at a toy store on Thursday night.
According to the Tribune-Review, the fire destroyed a storage shed adjacent to Gene and Troy’s Toys on South 7th Street in Youngwood, and there was significant smoke damage to the store itself. The external shed had a rototiller, fertilizer, and gardening supplies inside it and all of that was destroyed.
The fire was reported at 10:00 p.m. A State Police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 left Bole airport in Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi, Kenya at 8:38 a.m. before losing contact with the control tower minutes later at 8:44 a.m. The crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 31 miles south of Addis Ababa.
It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November, according to records obtained by the Associated Press.
The plane showed unstable vertical speed after takeoff, air traffic monitor Flightradar 24 said in a Twitterpost.