Zhejiang gas station is flooded with gas bottles floating on the surface of the water official: empty bottles

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 Zhejiang gas station is flooded with gas bottles floating on the surface of the water official: empty bottles


Multiple gas cylinders float on the water. Photo Source: Video Screenshots

Influenced by the super typhoon Lichma, a local gas station was flooded by heavy rains in Yueqing City, Zhejiang Province. Many gas bottles were floating on the water. Many netizens worried about whether there would be explosion risk. In response to this matter, today (August 10) afternoon, Yueqing Emergency Management Bureau issued a message that the gas bottles are empty bottles, and are currently being salvaged.

Video shows that a street is seriously flooded, the first floor of the building has been flooded, a large number of gas bottles floating on both sides of the road, squeezed together. Many netizens forwarded the video, fearing that these gas cylinders would be explosive.

This afternoon, Yueqing Emergency Management Bureau issued a message on its official micro-blog that the gas cylinders were verified to be owned by Fangzheng Cylinder Testing Station in Qingjiang, and all of them were empty bottles. Because of flooding, it is difficult for people to enter, and the number of people can not be accurately counted for the time being. At present, they can only be salvaged by submergence boats and kayaks. Now two submergence boats and one kayak have been salvaged on the spot. It is expected that they will be disposed of before evening. The Comprehensive Law Enforcement Bureau has investigated the surrounding gas stations to ensure safety.

Super typhoon Lichma has affected more than 3554,000 people in Zhejiang Province.

According to the latest statistics from Zhejiang Emergency Management Office, as of 14:00 on October 10, super typhoon Lichma has caused more than 3554,000 people in Zhejiang. The affected area of crops is about 74,000 hectares, with a total harvest of 9,200 hectares. More than 4,000 houses have been damaged by the disaster, resulting in a direct economic loss of 2.47 billion yuan.