• Short Summary

    A HEAVY EXPLOSION ROCKED A BELGIAN CHEMICAL WORKS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), IGNITING STORAGE TANKS CONTAINING HIGHLY-INFLAMMABLE BENZOL.

  • Description

    A HEAVY EXPLOSION ROCKED A BELGIAN CHEMICAL WORKS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), IGNITING STORAGE TANKS CONTAINING HIGHLY-INFLAMMABLE BENZOL. IT HAPPENED AT THE SOCIETE CHEMIQUE PLANT AT ZELZATE, NORTHERN BELGIUM.

    THE BLAST OCCURRED WHILE TWO MEN WERE WORKING ON A PIPELINE LEADING TO A TANK OF BENZOL. THE TANK BURST INTO FLAME AND SET ALIGHT TWO OTHER TANKS NEARBY.

    A WORKER WAS KILLED AND TWO OTHERS INJURED IN THE EXPLOSION. POLICE ORDERED THE EVACUATION OF HOMES NEAR THE FACTORY, FEARING OTHER TANKS MIGHT EXPLODE. FIREMEN BROUGHT THE FLAMES UNDER CONTROL WITHIN AN HOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACEA6LYCCYE5SW95LJ3ZIU2NHC
    Media URN:
    VLVACEA6LYCCYE5SW95LJ3ZIU2NHC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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