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Chemical factory explosion in Spain injures 36

08 May 2017

A fire and several explosions at a Spanish facility that handles hazardous waste and solvents injured 36 on May 4, three seriously, according to local news sources. The incident at the Requimsa facility in Argando del Rey east of Madrid, broke windows and caused damage to neighbouring buildings.

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Madrid’s regional government ordered an evacuation of schools and workplaces within a 500m radius of the site over fears that hazardous materials could have spread outside the periphery of the site.

According to the Efe news agency, two of the three seriously injured people are employees of the company and have severe burns. The third has a pelvic fracture due to a fall caused by the blast wave of one of the explosions.


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