One dead in Spain chemical plant explosion

Article by Adam Duckett

AN explosion at a small chemicals plant in Barcelona, Spain has killed one and injured 13 others, according to reports.

The explosion occurred on 10 March at a plant run by Proquibasa. Local officials are quoted as saying they needed to check with the company regarding the types of products that have exploded. The company provides blending and chemical delivery services.

In the immediate aftermath, a government spokesperson said there was no health risk to local residents, Reuters reports.

Antonio Cabeza, chief of the Barcelona Fire Department said the explosion occurred during pressure testing of an air reservoir, reports local newspaper TOT Barcelona. It has published pictures of local buildings damaged by the blast and vehicle windows shot through by debris.

Article by Adam Duckett

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