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A ground shaking explosion has occurred in Louisiana chemical plant at about 8:37 a.m. on Thursday morning.
The plant is in an industrial area of Geismar, a Mississippi River community about 20 miles south-east of Baton Rouge.
At least one died and seventy-seven others were injured in the explosion.
Police identified the man killed as 29-year-old Zachary C. Green, of Hammond.
The massive explosion started a fire shooting 100 to 200 feet in the air.
The plant which belongs to Williams Companies Inc., makes ethylene and propylene.
Even after the fire was extinguished, the thick black smoke still rose in the air above the plant.
Here are some photos of the incident …
A severe thunderstorm hit Penang yesterday evening, uprooting trees and causing damages to properties.
At about 6:45pm, an 80-foot telecommunications antenna crashed from the top of the 21-storey Menara UMNO in Jalan Macalister, Georgetown crushing vehicles travelling below.
Six cars and a lorry carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters were crushed by the giant white-coloured pole.
One man was killed while another five were injured, including two who were seriously injured.
Jahir Hussain Sulaiman, 46, the co-driver of the lorry was killed in the incident.
The injured are Norhalis Hayati Abd Latif, 30, Abd Latif Ramli, 71, Mohamad Badrul, 32, Rudi Ahmad, 34, and Samsiah Salim, 49.
The LPG canisters were seen lying all over road, risking possible explosion.
Occupants of the tower were evacuated while hundreds other people ran away from nearby outlets after the incident.