A powerful explosion heard from kilometers away has rocked a chemical plant near Bremen, in northern Germany. At least one person has reportedly been injured while the plant buildings sustained “serious damage,” first responders say.
More than 300 firefighters have been called in to battle the explosion and massive fire at the Bergolin company plant in Ritterhude, a city north of Bremen with a population of 15,000. The plant reportedly produces primarily industrial coatings.
The explosion was heard several kilometres away, a spokesperson for the local police department told the Bild newspaper. Several plant buildings were on fire and one factory employee has been reported missing from the scene of the accident.
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