Germany: Deadly Explosion Hits Leverkusen
An explosion that hit an industrial park in the city of Leverkusen, Germany, killed one person and wounded 16, four of which are in serious condition.
According to Currenta, the site operator of Chempark, an explosion shook the chemical industrial park (Chempark) in the city of Leverkusen, western Germany, killing at least one and injuring 16. Moreover, four people have been reported missing.
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"We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the death of an employee," Chempark site operator Currenta said in a statement, adding that “we are striving to rescue the four missing workers."
The explosion occurred at 9:30 a.m., and Currenta stated that "the cause of the incident is yet unknown."
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German warning app, NINA, sent a danger alert to the residents, telling them to close their doors and windows and keep emergency numbers available as much as possible.
Currenta confirmed that the explosion happened at Chempark’s waste incineration site in Leverkusen’s Burrig District. The site is separate from the main industrial park that houses numerous chemical companies including Bayer, Lanxess, and Evonik Industries.