A powerful explosion took place at a chemical plant in Leverkusen, Germany, and there are casualties. About it informs DW with reference to the police of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
“The situation in Leverkusen-Wiesdorf has not yet been clarified. There are many police officers at the scene, they are clarifying the situation. There are several wounded, ”the message says.
Puffs of black smoke hang over the city, and through the city’s incident warning system, residents have been informed of the need to close windows and doors and not go outside.
At least two seriously injured are reported, at least five people are reported missing.
According to the Bild newspaper, the explosion occurred at the Currenta chemical plant. It is reported that a tanker exploded at the oil depot.
Now passages on several highways near the site of the emergency are blocked. Other details are not yet known.
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