One killed in explosion at BASF plant

By Annie Harrison-Dunn contact

- Last updated on GMT

Some people are still missing following the explosion at the BASF plant this morning. Photo Twitter user @MichiLeber
Some people are still missing following the explosion at the BASF plant this morning. Photo Twitter user @MichiLeber

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One worker has been killed and six seriously injured in an explosion at a BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany this morning.

According to a social media post from the German chemical and ingredients giant, the explosion happened at 11:30 am today (17th​ October) during work on a pipeline, which caused fires to break out.

One person was killed and several injured in the incident, six seriously. Some people are still missing.

In a Facebook post in German, manager of the plant Uwe Liebelt said the company “deeply regretted”​ the loss of one employee and the injury of others and sent sympathies to those affected and their families.

The relevant authorities are investigating the exact cause of the explosion at the North Harbor site and as a safety precaution 14 other plants at the Ludwigshafen site have been shut down.

The fire is still burning but now under control, according to a local police statement.

Local residents have been asked to stay indoors and close doors and windows.

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SAD INCIDENCE

Posted by Dr. Asif M. Cheema,

It was really a very sad incidence on 17th October when three persons died in the Explosion and fire in BASF plant in Germany.

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