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Germany: One person missing after BASF chemical plant fire02:07

Germany: One person missing after BASF chemical plant fire

Germany, Ludwigshafen
October 17, 2016 at 13:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

An explosion at a BASF chemical complex in Ludwigshafen, on Monday, has left several injured with at least one person still missing, local officials confirmed.

Police spokesperson Sebastian Burhalt said that “This morning at 11:30 a fire broke out at Rohrleitungstrasse while people were working. This fire injured several people, and one of them is still missing at the moment.”

Flames and a large plume black smoke engulfed the building and could be seen rising far above the complex. Local residents are advised to stay indoors and close all windows. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

BASF is the world’s largest chemical company and employs over 122,000 workers worldwide.

Germany: One person missing after BASF chemical plant fire02:07
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An explosion at a BASF chemical complex in Ludwigshafen, on Monday, has left several injured with at least one person still missing, local officials confirmed.

Police spokesperson Sebastian Burhalt said that “This morning at 11:30 a fire broke out at Rohrleitungstrasse while people were working. This fire injured several people, and one of them is still missing at the moment.”

Flames and a large plume black smoke engulfed the building and could be seen rising far above the complex. Local residents are advised to stay indoors and close all windows. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

BASF is the world’s largest chemical company and employs over 122,000 workers worldwide.

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