Explosion at BASF plant in Germany: two people die, several injured

Two people have died and several were injured in an explosion on Monday, October 17, at a chemical plant at BASF's headquarters in Ludwigshafen/Germany. One person is still missing.

Fire and smoke have engulfed the premises belonging to German company BASF. Source: BASF SE -

“There was an explosion with several people injured for as-yet undetermined reasons at around 11:30 at BASF Ludwigshafen,” the company said in a press release on Monday. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the explosion was set off during repair works on a pipeline, which is used to transport products between ships and the factory. BASF said local residents should remain inside and shut doors and windows.

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