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© SaschaB85/Twitter ©BASF General | October 17, 2016

BASF: Explosion at Ludwigshafen facility

An explosion occurred at BASF in Ludwigshafen (Landeshafen Nord) at around 11:30 am. The cause of the explosion is currently unknown.
However, the company was conducting routine works on a pipeline. The explosion then triggered secondary fires in the area. Several people have been injured. Several people are still missing, a company announcement states,

Rescue, fire and police forces are on site.

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