A major explosion, which occurred on an industrial site, shook this Friday morning the city of Houston, Texas. The shock was felt several kilometers around. The outcome is uncertain.
According to the Associated Press agency, the explosion took place in an industrial area, at 4:30 am local time (11:30 am in Paris), and was followed by a major fire.
According to KTRK, a local branch of CNN, Watson Grining and Manufacturing, a subcontractor in the petrochemical industry, located at 4500 Gessner Road, exploded.
Witnesses interviewed by KTRK-TV said they saw the wounded. On social networks, many residents report a sudden explosion and deplore blown windows, even shaken façades.
The perimeter was completely cordoned off by the emergency services and the police.
Breaking: A large building explosion has occurred in Houston, Texas. Reports indicate that the explosion was heard and felt miles away. No word on the cause. pic.twitter.com/ztdb6tV1Cm- PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) January 24, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: We are gathering more information but we know a massive explosion has been reported in northwest Houston. Some people living on Genard near Gessner and the surrounding area are being evacuated. No reports yet of injuries but lots of damage https://t.co/oNaxeevA79- Brhe Berry ABC13 (@ BrheABC13) January 24, 2020