Explosion at Texas chemical plant: media reportsPTI | Washington DC | Updated: 27-11-2019 15:08 IST | Created: 27-11-2019 15:05 IST
An explosion at a chemical plant in Texas early Wednesday sent a large fireball into the sky, media reports said, triggering a mandatory evacuation. "Please be aware that there is a mandatory evacuation for everyone within a 1/2 mile of the TPC plant in Port Neches," local fire officials said in a post on the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page.
Dramatic videos and photos shared on social media showed a massive explosion, with one resident describing waking up to a huge boom and "glass all over us". Ryan Mathewson, who lives roughly two minutes from the plant with his family, told AFP: "We woke up to glass all over us and parts of the ceiling caved in, (and) doors were blown in." The 25-year-old said they were "shook up and scared" following the blast.
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