Explosion at factory in Northern France leaves at least one dead

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Accidents
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An explosion at a factory in northern France has left at least one person dead and injured two others.

The blast at the Saipol factory, in Normandy coast fishing port of Dieppe, took place at around 11am this morning.

A blaze engulfed the entire complex and one worker is reported to still be missing.

Four people were in the building at the time of the explosion — and nine others are being treated for shock.

Firefighters remain at the scene and the blaze has been brought under control.

Footage shows huge plumes of black smoke and large flames were seen rising over the plant.

City mayor, Nicolas Langlois, was on site at the end of the morning, and said: 'A security perimeter has been set up and local residents were asked not to leave their homes to take no risks.'

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