Global Statistics

All countries
218,062,906
Confirmed
Updated on 31/08/2021 12:16 pm
All countries
193,246,688
Recovered
Updated on 31/08/2021 12:16 pm
All countries
4,526,782
Deaths
Updated on 31/08/2021 12:16 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
218,062,906
Confirmed
Updated on 31/08/2021 12:16 pm
All countries
193,246,688
Recovered
Updated on 31/08/2021 12:16 pm
All countries
4,526,782
Deaths
Updated on 31/08/2021 12:16 pm

Explosion at a chemical complex in the German city of Leverkusen

BERLIN (AP) – An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies rocked the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday and sent a large black cloud into the air.

Germany’s Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance classified the explosion as “an extreme threat” and asked residents to stay inside and keep windows and doors closed, the German news agency dpa reported.

Operators at the Chempark site in Leverkusen, about 20 kilometers (13 miles) north of Cologne on the Rhine River, said the cause of the blast was unclear.

They said on Twitter that firefighters and pollution detection vans had been deployed.

Police could not be immediately reached for further details.

Daily Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger reported that the explosion took place in the Buerrig neighborhood at a garbage incineration plant in the chemical park.

The newspaper said police had closed several major highways nearby. It also reported that the smoke cloud was moving in a northwesterly direction towards the towns of Burscheid and Leichlingen.

Leverkusen is home to Bayer, one of the largest chemical companies in Germany.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hot Topics

Related Articles