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Fire at Dutch chemical plant injures two


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Fire at Dutch chemical plant injures two

Two people have suffered minor injuries in a fire which broke out at a Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands.

The blaze was caused by a series of explosions which were heard up to 30 kilometres away.

Five fire crews were sent to deal with the incident.

It’s not known what caused the blasts although a leak of the chemical benzene has been reported.

The factory in Moerdijk near Rotterdam makes oil-based chemicals for use in products including car components and insulation materials.

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