Explosion at Spanish Chemical Plant Leaves 1 Dead

March 10, 2020

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Explosion at Spanish Chemical Plant Leaves 1 Dead
A person was killed in an explosion Tuesday at a chemical plant in Spain. Representative image. Image courtesy of Pixabay

An explosion was reported Tuesday at a chemical plant in Barcelona, Spain that fatally injured one person, Reuters reported.

Emergency personnel are working with the unnamed company and local firefighters to figure out what materials were in the plant at the time of the incident, the news organization said, citing information from local emergency response agencies. 

The plant is located in Barcelona’s La Verneda neighborhood.

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Russian state sponsored news website RT said in its coverage that the facility is operated by Proquibasa.

Three people died and six others were injured during an explosion and fire at a petrochemical facility in Terragona, Spain in mid-January. After the blast, officials ordered hundreds of thousands of residents to remain indoors because of concerns that chemicals could have been released in the area. 

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