August 31, 2017 / 9:35 AM / 3 months ago

Arkema confirms Texas explosions, warns of risk of more blasts

PARIS (Reuters) - French chemicals group Arkema (AKE.PA) confirmed on Thursday two explosions at its plant in Crosby, Texas, and added there was a risk of further explosions at the site.

“We want local residents to be aware that the product is stored in multiple locations on the site, and a threat of additional explosion remains,” Arkema said in a statement.

“Please do not return to the area within the evacuation zone until local emergency response authorities announce it is safe to do so,” it added.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta in Paris and David Shepardson in Houston; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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