On Tuesday, July 27, in Leverkusen, West Germany, dense columns of black smoke appeared for several kilometers. The explosion of the unknown origin, located at a site where the chemical companies congregate, was actually reported by local officials and site officials at 9.40am.
One step Press Release by Sembark Leverkusen, Chemical company park, several employees were injured “At least two of them are serious”, And get attention. Five employees are missing.
“For an unknown reason, there was an explosion in the Semberg Leverkusen”, Park Report On his Twitter account. “Residents are asked to go to closed rooms and close doors and windows.”, Is also recommended in this message, where it is mentioned that the intervention of firefighters is ongoing.
The phenomenon is classified as “serious risk”
The event was classified as a “serious risk” by the National Disaster Warning application Nina. According to several media reports, an explosion occurred at a waste treatment plant. Cologne police mentioned on Twitter “Significant damage” And announced that several sections of the highway were closed.
More than 30 companies operate on the Sempark site, including the Covestro, Bayer and Lancas groups.