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BASF says believes two workers died in explosion at German chemical plant
October 17, 2016 / 11:21 AM / 9 months ago

BASF says believes two workers died in explosion at German chemical plant

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Fire and smoke rise from the factory of chemicals giant BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany where several people had been injured following an explosion, October 17, 2016.Ralph Orlowski

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BASF, the world's biggest chemical company, said it now believed two of its employees died on Monday in an explosion and subsequent fire at its site in Ludwigshafen in Germany, where it is headquartered.

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Six people were severely injured and two people are still missing, the company said in a statement.

The explosion occurred earlier on Monday, sending up plumes of smoke and prompting BASF to turn off some of its production facilities.

Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Michelle Martin

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