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26 Feb Explosion at French factory leaves at least one person dead and two others injured in huge fireball

  • Blast at Saipol factory in northern France has killed at least one and injured two 
  • Blaze has engulfed the entire complex and one worker is reported to be missing
  • Four people were int he building at the time and nine are being treated for shock

An explosion at a factory in northern France has left at least one person dead and injured two others.

The blast at the Saipol factory, in Normandy coast fishing port of Dieppe, took place at around 11am this morning.

A blaze engulfed the entire complex and one worker is reported to still be missing.

Four people were in the building at the time of the explosion — and nine others are being treated for shock.

 

Firefighters remain at the scene and the blaze has been brought under control.

Footage shows huge plumes of black smoke and large flames were seen rising over the plant.

City mayor, Nicolas Langlois, was on site at the end of the morning, and said: ‘A security perimeter has been set up and local residents were asked not to leave their homes to take no risks.’

A blaze has engulfed the entire complex and one worker is reported to still be missing
Fire crews work at the site of the explosion

Left: A blaze has engulfed the entire complex and one worker is reported to still be missing. Right: Fire crews work at the site of the explosion

The entire six-storey building was engulfed in flames but Mr Jumel confirmed the blaze was 'under control'

The entire six-storey building was engulfed in flames but Mr Jumel confirmed the blaze was ‘under control’

The entire six-storey building was engulfed in flames but Mr Jumel confirmed the blaze was ‘under control’.

Photos from the scene show plumes of thick black smoke billowing into the sky.

Emergency services remain on site including an air ambulance.

Article Source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5403303/Explosion-French-factory-leaves-one-dead.html#ixzz58DQ2fN7O

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