After the explosion, the factory building is out of shape with shattered windows, and the tailpipe on the roof has been badly damaged.
On Friday, a horrific explosion has occurred at the Foxconn Chengdu plant. We have collected the latest news and information on the status of the factory. Meanwhile, the press media from China are restricted to report any latest news, including the Government official media, Xinhua news. A Taiwan TV crew has arrived at the spot, and we have detailed information on what is going on at Chengdu’s factory after the explosion. What we know right now, Foxconn seems to be covering up the mess…
From China Xinhua news, a third employee has died from the explosion. After the first stage of investigation, the accidental explosion was caused by combustible dust which gathered at the dust collecting pipe in one of the polishing workshop. If you wonder what is combustible dust, you can watch this video show from CBS, and you will know how dangerous it is.
The TV reporter from Taiwan CTiTV has arrived at the spot and they have reported the latest status on Foxconn’s explosion factory. While comparing to the local press, press from Taiwan has not much restriction on reporting the tragedy, so they are reporting the truth on what they have seen.
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Summary of the news report:
Investigation is underway. Five hundred meters away from the outside plant, road block has been set up, to restrict any unrelated persons and vehicles to enter the place, including the press.
Several Foxconn workers are gathering outside the factory, they are those who escaped from the explosion, they said they are lucky enough to save their own life.
One of the escaped employees describes the explosion was louder then thunder, but he was too afraid to disclose anymore information to the TV reporter.
Outside the factory, Foxconn has set up a temporary family reception area for inquires, allowing employees’ family members to check out the latest status.
Some of the employees’ family members told the press, they could not contact their loved ones who are working inside the Chengdu’s factory, Foxconn told them they are trying their best to arrange everything, but there are still missing employees who are yet unable to find or contact the people looking for them.
Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has reached Chengdu factory and handle the overall incharge.
The production line has been totally terminated at the moment, the factory is empty without any workers, and the production is expected to be resumed on this coming Tuesday.
Road block has been set up outside the factory plant.
All press is not allowed to enter or go nearer to the exploded factory.
CCTV, which is the government’s official TV media, they also do not have any special priorities to report the first hand news.
And we have gathered some underground news and pictures from Sina Weibo (a Twitter-like China’s microblogging site), and those information doesn’t sound good.
The police who is in charged of the road block, has been very ‘unkindly’ to Xinhua news reporters, video camera has been crashed and split in half. What’s more, photo camera has been confiscated.
There are no headline news on Foxconn factory explosion in all local newspapers.
Foxconn is not willing to disclose the victims list to anybody, including the employees’ family members.
According to Foxconn workers, at present, the whole plant has been taken over by Chengdu’s government, Foxconn is not directly in-charged.
Outside the family reception area, one of the employees’ family members is helpless.
The lady who is in-charged of the family reception area, is unwilling to disclose the victims list, she only jots down the record on those missing employees.
Foxconn has also arranged a press reception for inquires, but no photo-taking is allowed.
After the explosion tragedy happened, no headlines news can be found in all local newspapers.
A Xinhua news reporter has written a message in Sina Weibo, to reveal their camera equipments have been confiscated by 3 police officers, but later of the day, he has deleted the post message without any reasons.
Stay tuned for more updates on Foxconn’s explosion tragedy, we believe Foxconn CEO Terry Gou will soon appear to make a public explanation on what is going on to his Chengdu’s factory.