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21 injured in Texas chemical plant explosion, none missing

2018-05-20 15:19
Police confirmed that 21 people were injured after an explosion went off at a chemical plant near Houston in Texas on Saturday. "We have learned during the investigation that we had a pressure relief of a safety valve that led off some ethylene which caused a flash fire which caused the fire at the plant today and caused some of the injuries. We have a total of 21 employees that have been injured”, Chief Investigator Fire Marshal Operations Dean Hensley told the press. “As far as we know there have been no fatalities, we are still at the hospital attending those who were injured”, he added. Hensley also affirmed that there was nobody missing, as reported after the accident. The incident took place at the Kuraray America Eval factory in Pasadena, which produces chemicals. Some 250 people were reportedly at the plant at the time of the explosion.