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Firefighters battle blaze at a German chemical plant


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Firefighters battle blaze at a German chemical plant

Firefighters in Germany have struggled to put out a blaze following a massive explosion at a chemical plant near the city of Bremen.

Flames of up to 50 metres and pressure from the blast damaged nearby houses.

Injured residents were rushed to a local hospital and hundreds were evacuated to a school set up as a temporary shelter.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

It is not yet known what caused the explosion.

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