An explosion at a chemical industry facility in western Germany killed
one person and injured two others Saturday, authorities say, major news outlets
A worker''s body was recovered hours after the blast and subsequent fire,
German news agency dapd reported. Another employee sustained severe burns and
was taken to a hospital by helicopter after the incident in Marl, in the Ruhr
A firefighter sustained light injuries while working to extinguish the
blaze, which sent up a thick cloud of black smoke.
Police said a tank apparently exploded at the facility. The cause was
Authorities initially said that two more people were missing, but later
tracked them down at home. The chemical industry estate where the incident
happened contains facilities belonging to 30 companies.