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14 Jan 2020 | 01:55 PM UTC

Spain: Explosion at chemical plant leaves four injured in Tarragona January 14

At least four injured in chemical plant explosion in Tarragona (Catalonia) January 14; avoid the area

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Event

At least four people were injured following an explosion at a chemical plant in Tarragona (Catalonia) at approximately 18:40 (local time) on Tuesday, January 14. Firefighters have reportedly brought the large blaze that followed the explosion under control as of 20:30 on Tuesday night. Further details are still emerging.

Local officials have directed individuals in the area to lock themselves in a building, close all doors and windows, and avoid the immediate vicinity of the incident. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, including road closures, are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Tarragona are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.