six people were killed and five injured in a combustion and explosion accident at a carbon plant in Jinan, Shandong Province

At about 9:40 a.m. on November 12, a factory building of Jinan Huifeng Carbon Co., Ltd., located in Kongcun Town, Pingyin County, Jinan City, Shandong Province, exploded, killing six people and injuring five

“there was a lot of noise. My window vibrated.” According to the owner of a small supermarket near Jinan Huifeng Carbon Co., Ltd., a loud noise was heard and a burst of black smoke was seen at the scene of the accident< 1n an exclusive interview with reporters, Su housheng, the relevant person in charge of the Publicity Department of Pingyin County Party committee of Jinan City, said: "the oil pipe of the asphalt warehouse in the molding workshop of the old factory of Jinan Huifeng Carbon Co., Ltd. leaked and burst suddenly in the process of emergency repair, causing six deaths and five injuries. After the accident, the emergency plan was launched for the first time. At present, the injured are being actively treated in the hospital, and other aftercare work is being carried out in an orderly manner. The cause of the accident is under investigation. " it is understood that the carbon production enterprises in Kongcun town of Pingyin County are relatively concentrated, and the carbon industry is the leading industry of the town. According to media reports, in 2015, the town’s production capacity exceeded 2 million tons, and its sales revenue was nearly 10 billion yuan. 1t has the title of “the first town of carbon in China”. Jinan Huifeng Carbon Co., Ltd. is one of the smaller ones. According to the company’s website, the company was awarded the title of “advanced unit of safe production in 2017” by Kongcun town last year

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