Wednesday, September 19, 2012

San Juanico Disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

San Juanico Disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

 "The San Juanico Disaster was an industrial disaster caused by a massive series of explosions at a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) tank farm in San Juanico, Mexico (outside of Mexico City, Mexico) on 19 November 1984.[1] The explosions consumed 11,000 cu. meters of gas, representing one third of Mexico City's entire liquid petroleum gas supply. The explosions destroyed the facility and devastated the local town of San Juan Ixhuatepec, with 500–600 people killed, and 5000–7000 others suffering severe burns.[2] The San Juanico Disaster was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in world history.

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