An unexplained appearance at a chemical company site in Leverkusen, West Germany, caused significant smoke on Tuesday. Residents of the German city of Leverkusen were asked to seal a waste treatment plant following an unidentified explosion on Tuesday, injuring two and causing significant smoke build-up.
The bomber struck shortly after 9:40 a.m., injuring several employees, at least two of them seriously, according to a report by the current company that manages the site, including the injured storage center and incinerator. “Currently five employees are missing,” the statement said.
The site invites residents to stay at home
Residents in the area have been urged to keep doors and windows closed. “For a reason not yet known, there was an explosion at the Semberg Leverkusen,” according to a report on the chemical park’s Twitter account, one of the largest in Europe. “Residents are being asked to go to closed rooms and close doors and windows,” the message added, noting that a firefighter intervention was underway.
The event was classified as a “serious risk” by the National Disaster Warning application Nina. Images of dense black smoke captured by residents and local media are spreading on social networks.
According to several media reports, an explosion occurred at a waste treatment plant. Cologne police noted on Twitter that it was “significant damage” and pointed out that several sections of the motorway had been closed.
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