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Germany: Deadly blast hits Leverkusen chemical site
One person has died and at least 16 are injured after an explosion rocked a chemical plant in Leverkusen. Operators of the site say it's not yet clear what caused the blast.

The explosion sent plumes of dark smoke into the sky as residents were advised to remain indoors
one dead and several injured.

Four people are missing.
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Germany's Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance classified the explosion as "an extreme threat,'' according to Germany's dpa news agency.
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Chempark urged residents of Leverkusen, which lies 20 kilometers (13 miles) north of Cologne, to "go indoors and keep doors and windows closed."

by Bernard (bernard) on Tue Jul 27th, 2021 at 12:27:38 PM EST
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Google informs me that the air distance is more like 10km. I don't think the smoke has to take the roads, as the 20km suggests.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jul 27th, 2021 at 12:49:46 PM EST
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