On July 29th there was an explosion at the Russian chemical plant “Kamenski” near Rostov-on-Don in the south of the country. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. CEST. The resulting fire was quickly contained thanks to the automatic extinguishing system, and the management of the chemical plant later reported seven injuries. You were admitted to an intensive care unit with severe burns and chemical burns. One person later died from serious injuries. According to media reports, those affected are said to have suffered injuries to 80 to 100 percent of the skin.
The Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce announced that the relatives of those affected would receive compensation. The authorities opened an investigation. The chemical plant announced that no harmful substances had escaped into the atmosphere. The exact cause of the tragedy initially remained unclear. According to the ministry, it was a highly automated line. A source told the news agency Interfaxthat the fire could have started due to a malfunction.
Videos have now appeared on social networks that are supposed to show the fire in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region in southern Russia. There was a gray column of smoke above the chemical plant.
The “Kamensky” plant is one of the largest chemical combines in southern Russia. According to the management, “most important chemical products” are manufactured there for civil use, but also for government purposes. According to media reports, weapons and ammunition are produced in the plant.
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