6 dead in chemical factory explosion in Czech Republic

2018-03-23 08:30
People work at the site of an explosion in a chemical plant in Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic. (Petr David Josek, AP)

People work at the site of an explosion in a chemical plant in Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic. (Petr David Josek, AP)

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Prague – An official says an explosion in a chemical factory in the Czech Republic has killed six people.

Vladimira Kerekova, spokesperson for regional firefighters, says an unspecified number of people were also injured in the blast on Thursday.

The Synthos plant is located in the town of Kralupy nad Vltavou, north of Prague.

Petr Holecek, the town's mayor, told Czech public television a tank with an unspecified substance exploded. Speaking from the site of the explosion, Holecek said he believed there was no danger to the town.

Another firefighter spokesperson, Petr Svoboda, said there's no danger of further explosions at the site. He says at least two of those injured have been transported to a hospital.

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