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An explosion hits Bayer chemical complex in Germany

by Daily Sabah

At least one person was killed and 16 injured after an explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in German city of Leverkusen Tuesday, the site’s operator said, with four people still missing.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the death of an employee,” Chempark operator Currenta said in a statement, adding that “rescue efforts continue at full speed” to find the four remaining workers.

Germany’s Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance classified the explosion as “an extreme threat” and asked residents to stay inside and keep windows and doors closed, German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) reported.

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