Huge blast at chemical factory kills at least one in Spain

Spain: 'Chemical accident' triggers emergency at Catalonian factory

Iqoxe CEO Jose Luis Morlanes said the explosion occurred in a tank of ethylene oxide in a part of the plant that had not had any problems since it was built in 2017.

The fire was now contained, the spokesman said, adding that two people suffered severe burns, another victim sustained less severe burns and three had light injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicated the force of the factory explosion near the coastal city of Tarragona killed another person in a nearby neighbourhood when a piece of flying metal from the plant struck his apartment, regional authorities said.

The regional fire service said on Twitter one person had died in a building affected by Tuesday's blast in the port city of Tarragona, where the plant of the Industrias Quimicas del Oxido de Etileno company is located.

Video footage showed high flames and columns of smoke around the complex.

Two people are dead and eight have been injured following an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in northeastern Spain.

Barcelona appoint Quique Setien after sacking Ernesto Valverde
Those victories meant he became the first manager to win away at both Real Madrid and Barcelona in the same season since 2003. Bartomeu said: "We all know Setien is a huge fan of Johan Cruyff's style and we share the same objectives".

However, authorities said there was no evidence of any "toxic cloud".

Firefighters moved in to put out the blaze, which was said to have begun in an ethylene oxide tank, and to "cool down the adjacent tanks".

Black smoke billowed above the factory in Tarragona, following what rescue services called a "chemical accident".

Some local residents told Tarragona Radio that the blast could be heard from miles away.

Since 2015, the city has housed a 1,200-hectare (2,965-acre) "chemical hub", ChemMed, that was described as the largest of its kind in southern Europe.

Tuesday's explosion comes just over a month after a December 11 blaze at a solvent and industrial residues recycling plant in the northeastern town of Montornes del Valles.

Related News:



Most liked

Vietnam responds to China’s pneumonia outbreak
In a previous statement , the commission said it received a report from authorities in Thailand about a sick Chinese woman. The prospect of human-to-human transmission of a new virus has put Thai authorities on alert.

'Jeopardy!' apologizes for controversial question about the birthplace of Jesus
The Church of Nativity is located in Bethlehem , in the occupied West Bank , which is controlled by Palestinian authorities. In view of our principles and in the interest of equity, we voided the hint and hauled it out.

Shweta Bachchan`s mother-in-law Ritu Nanda dies at 71, Neetu Kapoor mourns demise
She is survived her son Nikhil Nanda, daughter Natasha and grandchildren, besides members of the large Kapoor and Nanda families. For selling a staggering 17,000 pension plan policies in a single day, she got an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.

'Star Trek: Picard' started for season 2 for debut
Star Trek: Picard will follow the iconic Jean-Luc Picard as he enters the next chapter in his life. Picard , after all, has had a colorful relationship with cybernetic species over the years.

Iran Admits to Downing Airplane, Sparking Renewed Anti-Government Protests
But Iran's foreign ministry hit back, calling for "an immediate halt to all interference and provocation by the British embassy". Britain, in turn, summoned Iran's ambassador on Monday "to convey our strong objections" over the weekend arrest.

Jennifer Lopez Perfectly Matches Her Makeup to Her Baby Blue Gown
In announcing the nominees for best director , actress Issa Rae said with a deadpan expression: "Congratulations to those men". The only woman to have ever won this award was Kathryn Bigelow in 2009 for The Hurt Locker.

Australian Open tennis: Bushfire smoke interrupts practice
I warmed up and then I was most surprised by how bad it still was when I was walking out to the court. The umpire said the conditions were behind the call to stop play after nearly two and a half hours.

Nate Jackson: Warren Knifes Sanders Ahead of the Debate
Patrick echoed that concern, saying Democrats could not beat Donald Trump in November "without voters of colour, not should we". Sanders recalled telling Warren that President Trump was "a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could".

Both home teams favored by a touchdown in conference championships
Lambeau Field has never been a happy hunting ground for Seattle, who have now lost nine in a row in the Packers' home stadium. The NFL season is approaching its climax - there are just four teams still alive in the race to make Super Bowl LIV .

U.S. Economy Added 145000 Jobs in December
It's the same situation for the area's employment rate, which shows the percentage of people employed. In the two months prior to December, however, the gain in wages was reported at a much higher 4.4%.

U.S. 'outraged' by latest attack on Iraqi base
Officers at the base said that it had become clear they would be attacked by mid-evening on the night the missiles hit. The first strike landed sometime after 1:35 p.m. on January 8, and the barrage lasted nearly two hours.

USA safety agency joins probe of Ukrainian plane crash in Iran
There is no need to score a direct hit, and a stricken plane may look like it is turning back when in fact it is disintegrating. Ukraine said Iranian authorities allowed Ukrainian investigators to examine fragments of the plane late on Thursday.

Alex Cora's Position As Red Sox Manager May Be In Jeopardy
Cora was involved in developing both the banging scheme and utilizing the replay review room to decode and transmit signs". Cora said in May 2019 that the then-Toronto Blue Jays pitcher "competes a certain way and people don't like it".

YouTuber NikkieTutorials blackmailed into coming out as transgender: 'I am still me'
Coming out is a personal thing, and you do not get to decide that for someone else", she wrote on Twitter . Nikkie explains that she began dressing as a girl from a young age with the full support from her mother.

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.