Saturday, 1 September 2018

German refinery explosion: Eight injured and 1,800 evacuated

An explosion and fire at an oil refinery in southern Germany has injured eight people, officials say.

The incident at the refinery near Ingolstadt, which is about 80km (50 miles) north of Munich, happened at 05:30 local time (03:30 GMT).

Hundreds of firefighters are at the scene, and a police statement said there was "a risk of more explosions".

Authorities ordered 1,800 residents to evacuate their homes, but local media report they are now able to return.

Images and video shared on social media show a major fire and huge plumes of smoke billowing into the air.

BBC        News.

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