German refinery explosion: Eight injured and 1,800 evacuated – BBC News

The blast at an oil plant in the south of the country forces the evacuation of 1,800 residents.

The cause of the explosion, which was reportedly felt within a radius of several kilometres, is not yet known.

In a statement, police said three of the victims had suffered “medium or serious injuries”.

The refinery is owned by the Bayernoil group, which employs nearly 800 people across two sites in the region.

Source: German refinery explosion: Eight injured and 1,800 evacuated – BBC News

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