In the early morning on the 27th, US time, that is, on the afternoon of the 27th, Beijing time, Huntsman, one of the world's largest titanium dioxide manufacturers, exploded. The company was located in Nechs Port, Texas.
According to reports, there were no reports of deaths in this accident, and only three people sustained minor injuries. The TPC Group, which operates the plant, said the explosion occurred at around 1 am local time on the 27th, local time, and was triggered by a processor. "We have verified all personnel at the scene and 3 were injured and are being treated."
The petrochemical plant is approximately 85 miles (135 kilometers) from Houston. According to TPC's website, more than 200 people work here. The plant produces butadiene, a flammable gas used in the production of synthetic rubber, and other petrochemicals such as butane.
From the live video, the sky was clear after the Huntsman explosion, and nearby buildings were blown up dozens of kilometers away. The evacuation of residents near the chemical plant has begun.
According to reports, the explosion caused damage to nearby buildings, and houses shook 40 miles away. It was also reported that neighboring Louisiana also felt the explosion.