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UPDATE: Second explosion reported at chemical refinery in Port Neches

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UPDATE: A second explosion has occurred at the petrochemical refinery in Port Neches.

Sources with CNN say the second explosion occurred at about 1:45 p.m., 12 hours after the first explosion.







A mandatory evacuation for residents within four miles of the plant has been issued.

PORT NECHES, Texas — An explosion that occurred Wednesday morning at a petrochemical refinery has left at least three people injured.

ABC News reports the explosion involved a processing unit at the TPC Group Plant about 15 miles away from Beaumont.







Three personnel on site were injured and are currently being treated.

A press release from the TPC Group stated all staff have been evacuated and accounted for.







A mandatory evacuation was reportedly in effect for residents living within a half-mile radius of the refinery.

A spokesperson with the fire department of the neighboring city of Nederland told ABC the evacuation orders could expand to a wider area.

Texas Breaking News will update you once more information is available.

 

 

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