Death Toll of Jilin Poultry Company Explosion Rises to 119
China News Service June 3 Report – According to CCTV reports, the Jilin province Dehui city Mishazi township Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company accident has already caused 119 deaths. On-site search and rescue and treatment of the wounded continues.
As it is reported, the accident occurred in the early morning of June 3rd. After the accident occurred, the Changchun Fire Department dispatched four squadrons and 14 fire engines and rushed to the scene to assist.
At noon, there came a brief period of heavy rain. After the rain, smoke at the scene decreased considerably, but a peculiar odor could still be smelled. At present, the scene of the accident was still cordoned off, and emergency environmental monitoring vehicles have already arrived at the site and begun monitoring.
According to other media reports, before the accident, there were over 300 workers on shift in the workshop, with most of the wounded suffering from respiratory edema due to inhaling ammonia and other toxic gases, while others suffered from burns.
As it is understood, Jinlin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company Limited was established and went into operation in September 2009, with 62,270,200 yuan in total company assets, earning 230 million yuan in sales at the end of 2010, and over 1,200 employees. This company is an agricultural industrial enterprise involved in chicken feed, breeding, and cultivation; and the comprehensive recycling, slaughter, processing, and sale of poultry for meat.
Comments from iFeng:
My profound condolences to all the common Chinese citizens who work laboriously in various places in this characteristic country, honestly creating material wealth for society, who live hard lives and still unfortunately die in natural and man-made disasters!!!
Everywhere there are irresponsible serious accidents. I wonder just how many Chinese officials have a sense of responsibility?
It’s a poultry factory for human consumption, so why was there so much liquid ammonia stored there?
The three fires of the three northeast provinces [Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang] are all suspicious!
This is the result of what a certain person said about protecting the private interests of capitalists by every means possible! Making money without regard to heaven or law, which one of them cares for whether the ordinary common people live or die? If people with this kind of thinking are allowed to be in charge of China in the future, who knows what calamity the ordinary common people will suffer!
Helongjiang Daqing fire, Dalian Liaoning explosion, Jilin Dehui leak, just what is wrong with the three northeast provinces?
Official: Yet another major disaster has happened, just whose fault is it exactly?
Staff: I have already dispatched people immediately to the scene, the specific circumstances are not yet clear.
Report: A disaster has occurred in such-and-such place, and such-and-such leader immediately rushed to the scene to lead [emergency response efforts].
The Safety Inspection Bureau should be renamed the Post-Accident Handling Bureau
Son of a bitch, how is this a factory for the slaughter of animals at all? It’s more like a factory for the slaughter of people! May our hard-working comrades rest in peace. Our regulatory/supervisory departments sure know know to regulate/supervise, regulating/supervision to the point where such a large company only had one door left. So sad…
Worse than a mining accident. I wonder how much corruption was involved. Hope there will be severe punishment.
Why a poultry company producing foodstuff have so many chemicals needs to be explained clearly.
Safety，Safety, it’s said every day, yet why are there still constant accidents? A moment of silence for the victims, may you rest in peace in heaven!
Mourning, for the unfortunate departed spirits. Anger, for the Chinese regulatory system!!
Safety in production is extremely important. The moment there is an accident or negligence, there will be a huge price in lives and property, with one beautiful family after another disappearing. A cautionary reminder!
In our country, [we’ve] already become accustomed to these incidents.
Every time an accident happens, there is a large number of dead. Just what is going on?! Government officials should step forward to take responsibility.
Kill this boss! Can 119 lives be allowed to die in vain?