China’s Sinopec Huangwei oil pipeline explodes in Qingdao

22 November 2013 07:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--An explosion at China’s Sinopec Huangwei oil pipeline, at Huangdao District in Qingdao, Shandong province, occurred following a fire outbreak during repair works in the morning of 22 November, according to media reports on Friday.

A fracture at Sinopec Huangwei’s oil pipeline led to an oil leakage at around 03:00, Beijing time, which caused an outbreak of fire at about 10:00 at the site of the fracture during the repair works, the local media said.

The explosion was caused by the fire, which was a result of the mixture of oil and gas during the oil leakage, Qingdao Environmental Protection Bureau confirmed in its official microblog.

The fire has since been extinguished, according to the local media.

The accident left at least three people dead and 48 people injured, the local media added.

By: Viola Pan
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