“For a cause hitherto unknown, an explosion occurred in the Chempark Leverkusen”, according to a message posted on the twitter account of this chemical business park which is one of the largest in Europe for this sector. “Residents are asked to go to closed rooms and keep doors and windows closed,” adds this message, specifying that a firefighter’s intervention was in progress. The event was classified as “extreme danger” by the national disaster alert application Nina. According to several media, the explosion occurred at a waste treatment site. The Cologne police mentioned on their twitter account “extensive damage” and indicated that several sections of the motorway had been closed.
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