Chemical alert issued after massive explosion in Tarragona, Spain

At least one dead after explosion and fire at chemical plant in Spain

At least one dead after explosion and fire at chemical plant in Spain

Fire departments sent 29 brigades to the area, the regional emergency service said.

A chemical emergency alert has been activated in northeastern Spain following a big explosion in an industrial zone near the port city of Tarragona, a regional emergency services agency said Tuesday.

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.

La Vanguardia newspaper said on its website that the person died after a building collapsed as a outcome of the shockwave generated by the explosion on Tuesday while others have been injured.

Emergency services insist there was no toxic cloud, according to the paper. It said firefighters were inspecting the complex´s building structures as well, trying to fully extinguish the fire in one ethylene oxide tank.

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They later clarified that the confinament warning remains in force for La Canonja and Vila-seca, but the residents of other areas should only stay indoors if they are bothered by the smoke.

Local trains between Tarragona and neighbouring Port Aventura were suspended on police orders, the train operator Rodalies de Catalunya said, while the regional transport authority said some roads had been closed.

The blast, which took place 115 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, on Tuesday evening was heard as far away as 50 kilometres and shook the walls of houses, residents told a local radio station. Since 2015, it has housed a 1,200-hectare chemical hub known as ChemMed which is the largest of its kind in southern Europe, AP reported.

The government said Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez had been in contact with the regional president of Catalonia, Quim Torra to inquire about the blast and offer any help needed.

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