Huge explosion tears through chemical factory

 At least four people are said to have been injured following an explosion at a petrochemical plant in Spain today.

The fire broke just after 6.30pm today at a chemical factory in the Tarragona province of northeast Spain, most likely as a result of a chemical accident, Catalonia’s civil defence agency said.

Local residents have now been told to stay inside their homes and the train service in the area near the plant has been suspended.

The El Mundo and La Vanguardia news websites said four people had been injured, one of them seriously.

The Catalan fire brigade said it had rescued three injured people, who were being attended by emergency services. Around 20 emergency vehicles were at the site.        

Four people have been inuured and one of them seriously after a fire broke out on Tuesday at a chemical factory in the Tarragona province of northeast Spain

Four people have been inuured and one of them seriously after a fire broke out on Tuesday at a chemical factory in the Tarragona province of northeast Spain

Four people have been inuured and one of them seriously after a fire broke out on Tuesday at a chemical factory in the Tarragona province of northeast Spain

The fire, which left plumes of smoke in the air, was most likely as a result of a chemical accident, Catalonia's civil defence agency said

The fire, which left plumes of smoke in the air, was most likely as a result of a chemical accident, Catalonia's civil defence agency said

The fire, which left plumes of smoke in the air, was most likely as a result of a chemical accident, Catalonia’s civil defence agency said

Around 20 emergency vehicles were at the site and the Catalan fire brigade said it had rescued three injured people

Around 20 emergency vehicles were at the site and the Catalan fire brigade said it had rescued three injured people

Around 20 emergency vehicles were at the site and the Catalan fire brigade said it had rescued three injured people

The civil defence agency advised people nearby to stay inside with doors and windows shut as a precaution, but added: ‘There is no evidence of a toxic cloud.’

Local trains between Tarragona and neighbouring Port Aventura were suspended on police orders, the train operator Rodalies said, while the regional transport authority said some roads had been closed. (Reporting by Nathan Allen and Albert Gea; Editing by Ingrid Melander and Kevin Liffey)

 

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