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Russian chemical plant fire kills seven

03 August 2021

A fire at a chemical plant in southern Russia killed seven people on July 29. The seven people were initially taken to hospital but later died of their injuries. The incident happened at the Kamenski chemical factory in the Rostov region of Russia.

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Representative image: Shutterstock

Local news outlets report that the fire was brought under control shortly after emergency services arrived at the scene. Seven people were rushed to the Kamensk-Chakhtinski city hospital, however all of them died of injuries sustained as a result of the fire.

According to the Interfax news agency, the workers are said to have been insufficiently trained and had accidentally broken safety rules while processing chemicals. According to its website, the Kamenski plant produces special-purpose chemicals for the Russian army as well as chemicals for civilian use.

On August 3, the Russian Investigative Committee began a criminal investigation into the incident to see whether industrial safety rules were breached. The criminal case is reported to have been launched to find out whether the violation of safety rules for explosive facilities had lead to the deaths of the seven workers.

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