Huge clouds of black smoke exhausts from a chemical plant after an explosion in Marghera, seen from Venice, Italy on the May 15th 2020.
The blasts on the chemical plant in an industrial area in Venice caused injuries to two workers. And sent big black clouds and flames into the sky causing the locals to fear for their lives. During the time of the blast, the local authorities ordered residents to stay inside and shut the doors and windows until the weather clears. The exact cause of the explosion is not yet known. This is what happened in the scene:
The casualties of the explosion
Gianpaolo Bottacin, who is an official from the country’s civil protection department said the two staffs who were caught in the blast suffered serious burns. The incident occurred in the Porto Marghera area on the mainland, just a few miles from the historic center of the lagoon city.
Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI), a state television and other local media reported that the blast hit specialty chemicals group 3V Sigma. However, there was no official communication from the company managers. To explain the exact reason which could have caused the explosion.
Rescue and current state of the scene
The rescue team; ambulances and fire services and officials from environment agency ARPAV were at the scene. The television footage of the incident only showed clouds of thick black smoke visible from far kilometers away.
The member of civil protection department told the news reporters that the situation had been maintain and everything is in place. “The area is blocked off at the moment, which means the fire won’t get out of the company site. But inside that area it’s hard to image it will be put out any time soon.” Said Bottacin.
While the reports shows that two workers were seriously injured. And the magnitude of smoke that emerged from the scene. It is hard to tell what remains that will be found from the chemical plant.
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