Massive explosion at chemical plant in Germany

Massive explosion at chemical plant in Germany

5:00 AM, 11th September 2014
Massive explosion at chemical plant in Germany
A powerful explosion has rocked a chemical plant near Bremen, in northern Germany.

BERLIN, GERMANY: A powerful explosion has rocked a chemical plant near Bremen, in northern Germany. At least one person has reportedly been injured while the plant buildings sustained ‘serious damage.’ More than 300 firefighters have been called in to battle the explosion and massive fire at the Bergolin company plant in Ritterhude, a city north of Bremen with a population of 15,000. Several plant buildings were on fire and one factory employee has been reported missing from the scene of the accident. The plant reportedly produces primarily industrial coatings.

Several surrounding homes were badly damaged by the blast, with some in danger of collapse, a police spokesman added. Locals were asked to stay indoors as black smoke was seen in the sky following the incident. Authorities deployed 60 police officers in addition to some 300 firefighters. The railway line between Bremen and Bremerhaven was initially blocked after the accident.

 

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