Explosion Heard, Flames and Smoke Seen, Amid Deadly Chemical Plant Fire

StoryfulPublished: June 8, 20173 views
Published: June 8, 2017

One person was killed and six injured in an explosion and a fire at a chemical plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, on October 17. Six others were missing. The explosion at the BASF factory occurred during works on a gas pipeline, according to Frankfurter Allgemeine.Local residents complained of respiratory problems following the explosion, according to the local area’s official Twitter account.This footage shows the fire.The noise of an explosion can be heard at the 15-second mark, after which a large plume of smoke raises into the air.The official Ludwigstafen Twitter account later said the fire was under control though not yet fully extinguished.

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