Huge blast at chemical factory kills at least one in Spain

Madrid (HRNW) A huge explosion at a chemical factory in Spain claimed the life of a person and injured eight others as authorities asked the residents to stay indoors.

Since the blast is declared as a chemical accident, the civil protection agency in the country has warned the city of 0.8 million to stay indoors as a measure of precaution.

Two workers at the petrochemical factory in Spain sustained severe burn injuries, with five others experienced minor wounds while one person died after the huge explosion caused the collapse of a nearby building.

Following the explosion, around 29 emergency vehicles rushed to the scene to help tackle the blaze and the Catalan fire brigade said the injured people were being attended to by the emergency services.

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