Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Map | Chinese
News | Biz | Pearl River Delta | Enjoy Life | Culture | Travelling | Pics | Cities & Towns | Gov Info | Specials
Home > News Brief > Guangdong
2 arrested in chemical warehouse fire investigation
Latest Updated by 2006-05-15 09:45:37
Related News
Fire forces 7,000 to evacuate, no death reported
Mishandling blamed as the cause of chemical blaze
Guangdong News
2 arrested in chemical warehouse fire investigation
Guangzhou launches energy-saving project
Mishandling blamed as the cause of chemical blaze

Police have arrested two people in connection with a chemical warehouse fire that forced 16,000 people to evacuate their homes in southern China's Guangzhou city Wednesday night.

A tenant and a warehouse guard are accused of violating safety regulations by moving and storing dangerous chemicals in the rain, and they were arrested by the Tianhe branch of the Municipal Public Security Bureau of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province.

The chemicals were identified as 35 tons of hydro sulfurous sodium, and 500 kilograms of potassium permanganate, methyl methacrylate, and raw materials for detergent, according to the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Work Safety.

The investigation showed a company called Rui Xing Tai unloaded 35 tons of hydrosulfurous sodium to the warehouse in Daguan Road in Tianhe District, at about 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday when it was raining.

The hydrosulfurous sodium self-ignited when the rain made it damp, and one third of the chemical was destroyed in the fire, which was extinguished at midnight.

The bureau is investigating Rui Xing Tai and said the company could face prosecution.

About 10,000 college students were among the 16,000 forced to evacuate their residences on the evening. They were allowed to return Thursday morning, after environmental protection authorities declared that the air quality had returned to normal.

Editor: Yan

By: Source: China View website
Previous:    Next:Guangzhou launches energy-saving project

Palm print wall for memory

Golden rest room to increase in value

[Group Photo]Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain

Las Vegas Sands Co. invests 2 bn USD in Hengqin Island

"The Promise" crew reacts to accusation
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only.
The website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement.
The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of are those of the authors and/or publishers. The website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.
For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact within thirty (30) days. Email:
If you find any error in this page, please drag your mouse to mark the text with error, then press "CTRL" and "ENTER", to inform us. Thanks for your help!
Home  |  About Us  |   Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Chinese
©2005 WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.registered number 020074 Terms of Use | Advertise | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252
Guangdong Gov Link
Guangdong Gov Brief
State Structure
Guangdong in Brief
Laws & Regulations
Exchange Rate
Guangdong Guide
Museum Museum
University University
Eat Eat
Shopping Duting
Night Life Night Life
Weather Weather
Phone No. Phone Num
Consulate Consulate
Airport Airport
Travel Tips Tours Tips