April 8 According to an ABC report, an explosion and fire broke out at a paint factory in Columbus, Ohio, on the 8th. According to the latest news, at least eight people were injured in the accident, two of whom were seriously injured, and one other person’s whereabouts are unknown.
According to reports, Steve Martin, the city fire chief of Columbus, said that at about 12:05 a.m. local time, the police received an alarm call saying that there was an explosion at 1920 Leonard Street. When the firefighters rushed to the scene, the staff were evacuated from the building of the paint factory.
According to previous media reports, seven people were injured in the accident. Martin said that five of the injured have been taken to the hospital and in stable condition. In addition, two people were trapped in the building and sent to hospital after being rescued. They are in critical condition. All the injured are factory staff.
However, according to the latest news, eight people have been injured in the accident and one other is unknown.
As of 1:41 a.m. local time, authorities said that rescuers were still trying to put out the fire and continue to look for other people who might be trapped in the building. Martin said that the Dangerous Goods Handling Team will provide assistance on the spot “in case any pollution problems occur”.