One Dead, Four Missing after Leverkusen Explosion

One person was killed and two people seriously injured in Leverkusen, Germany, on July 27, after an explosion and fire at a chemical site, officials said.

16 people were injured in total, with four people missing, the report added. Currenta, the operator of the site, said “operations…have been brought into a safe condition”.

Public officials issued an “extreme danger” warning after the explosion and urged residents to close their windows and doors, dpa reported.

This footage shows smoke billowing into the air. Credit: Kerstin Gl via Storyful

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