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US News Germany: explosion on a site of chemical plants, wounded, 5 missing

14:23  27 july  2021
14:23  27 july  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Germany-explosion: Germany: explosion on a site of chemical factories, wounded, 5 missing

ALLEMAGNE: EXPLOSION SUR UN SITE D'USINES CHIMIQUES, DES BLESSÉS, 5 DISPARUS © Reuters / Anna Fross Germany: explosion on A site of chemical factories, wounded, 5 missing

Berlin (Reuters) - Five people are missing and several were injured on Tuesday after a strong explosion on a site of chemical factories, in Leverkusen, in the west of the Germany, announces the operator of the Chempark site, Currenta.

Deflagration, which forced the police to close several routes around, occurred at 09:40 (07:40 GMT), causing the fire of a fuel deposit, "he says.

The cause of the explosion and the origin of the fire are for the unknown time.

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Several people on the site were injured, including at least two seriously, and five others were missing, Currenta reported.

The sirens have sounded and the German civil protection has warned the populations, via its telephone application, of an "extreme danger". The inhabitants close to the location of the sinister were invited to stay at home, closed doors and windows.

Currenta indicated conducting controls to determine whether toxic gas escaped with the explosion. Thick columns of black smoke were visible above the site.

More than 30 companies operate on the site "Chempark", including Covestro, Bayer and Lanxess groups.

(Report Maria Sheahan and Madeline Chambers, French Version Lucinda Langlands-Perry, edited by Sophie Louet)

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