At least two dead in explosion at German chemical plant
At least two people died and six were severely injured on Monday in an explosion and fire at chemicals maker BASF's biggest production site in Germany, the company said, Reuters reported.
Two people are still missing, BASF said.
The explosion occurred on a supply line connecting a harbor and a tank depot on the Ludwigshafen site at around 11:20 local time, according to BASF, the world's biggest chemicals company.
A fire that broke out following the blast sent up plumes of smoke for hours, prompting BASF and the city of Ludwigshafen to urge residents in the surrounding area to avoid going outside and to keep their windows and doors shut.