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19 Jul 2019 | 03:00 PM UTC

China: Gas plant explosion kills at least two in Sanmenxia City (Henan Province) July 19 /update 1

China News Alert

Two killed and 12 missing in gas plant explosion in Sanmenxia City (Henan Province); avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION Henan Province

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Event

An explosion at a gas plant was reported on Friday, July 19, in Sanmenxia City (Henan Province). The incident was reported at 17:45 (local time) at the Henan Coal Gas factory, located 900 southwest of Beijing.

Media reports indicate that two people were killed and 12 more are missing.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are expected in the vicinity in the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Sanmenxia City are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, liaise with their security partner, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.

 

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