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In Leverkusen, an explosion at a chemical company site killed one person and injured several others

A thick cloud of smoke above chemical companies in Leverkusen (Germany) after the unexplained eruption on July 27, 2021.

On Tuesday, July 27, dense columns of black smoke were seen several kilometers away in Leverkusen, near Cologne, West Germany. The eruption of the unknown appearance, which was located at a site where the chemical companies merge, was actually reported by local officials and site officials at 9.40am.

One step Press Release by Sembark Leverkusen, Industrial park of chemical companies, an employee was found dead. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the death of an employee. Our condolences extend not only to those closest to him, but also to his colleagues who worked with him.”Lars Friedrich, director of the site, responded. Four more employees are missing. Also, sixteen people were injured “At least two [elles] Seriously “, And get attention. Rescue operations are continuing.

“No danger” for Cologne residents

Cloud smoke after an explosion at a chemical company site in Leverkusen (Germany) on July 27, 2021.

“For an unknown reason, there was an explosion in the Semberg Leverkusen”, Park Report On his Twitter account. “Residents are asked to go to closed rooms and close doors and windows.”, Is also recommended in this message, where it is mentioned that the intervention of firefighters is ongoing. At the site, all management staff were invited to leave the premises. “Due to temporarily unsafe electricity”, The company adds.

The event was classified as a “serious risk” by the National Disaster Warning Application Nina. Cologne police mentioned on Twitter “Significant damage” And announced that several sections of the highway were closed.

The catastrophic storage site and incinerator are located on the edge of the industrial park, which brings together companies from the chemical industry, one of the largest in Europe, on the outskirts of Leverkusen. Bayer, Lancashire and Evonic groups have factories there. The city has a population of over 160,000 and is located about twenty kilometers from Cologne.

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The solvents ignited following the explosion and were extinguished after several hours of intervention by firefighters. Air quality measurements show that there was “No risk” For the people of Cologne, the city’s population of more than a million, firefighters said on Twitter.

World with AFP