Lucky escape after fuel depot explodes

时间:2019-03-02 01:01:01166网络整理admin

By Celeste Biever AN EXPLOSION at an oil distribution terminal in southern England ignited Europe’s largest peacetime fire on Sunday. But the cold weather and the ferocity of the blaze have kept health risks to people across southern England surprisingly low. The explosion at the Buncefield depot in Hemel Hempstead, 40 kilometres north-west of London, which supplies fuel to the capital’s airports, occurred just after 6 am, injuring 43 people and damaging local property. It created a plume of smoke more than 3 kilometres high,