Huge explosion tears through chemical factory

Huge explosion tears through chemical factory in northern Spain with four people hurt and residents told to stay indoors

  •  Four people have been left injured after a chemical explosion at a chemical factory in northern Spain today
  • Fire broke out at factory in Tarragona province of northeast Spain, most likely as result of a chemical accident
  • The El Mundo and La Vanguardia news websites said four people had been injured, one of them seriously

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Four people have been left injured after a chemical explosion at a chemical factory in northern Spain today.

The fire broke out on Tuesday at a chemical factory in the Tarragona province of northeast Spain, most likely as a result of a chemical accident, Catalonia’s civil defence agency said.

The El Mundo and La Vanguardia news websites said four people had been injured, one of them seriously.

The Catalan fire brigade said it had rescued three injured people, who were being attended by emergency services. Around 20 emergency vehicles were at the site. 

Four people have been inuured and one of them seriously after a fire broke out on Tuesday at a chemical factory in the Tarragona province of northeast Spain

The fire, which left plumes of smoke in the air, was most likely as a result of a chemical accident, Catalonia's civil defence agency said

The fire, which left plumes of smoke in the air, was most likely as a result of a chemical accident, Catalonia’s civil defence agency said

Around 20 emergency vehicles were at the site and the Catalan fire brigade said it had rescued three injured people

Around 20 emergency vehicles were at the site and the Catalan fire brigade said it had rescued three injured people

The civil defence agency advised people nearby to stay inside with doors and windows shut as a precaution, but added: ‘There is no evidence of a toxic cloud.’

Local trains between Tarragona and neighbouring Port Aventura were suspended on police orders, the train operator Rodalies said, while the regional transport authority said some roads had been closed. (Reporting by Nathan Allen and Albert Gea; Editing by Ingrid Melander and Kevin Liffey)

 

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