There was an explosion in Leverkusen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. According to witnesses to the event, clouds of smoke were supposed to hover above the plant producing chemicals, informed the WDR station. The causes of the outbreak are unknown.
The outbreak occurred in Leverkusen in North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany on Tuesday. According to the spokesman of the company managing the plant, the explosion took place in the place where the waste is incinerated. The Reuters agency said the causes of the explosion are unknown. The Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief has classified the incident as “extreme threat” warning level.
According to WDR, witnesses report seeing puffs of smoke above the facility of the chemical manufacturer Bayer.
The authorities asked local residents to stay in their homes and to close their windows and doors. The Leverkusen-West motorway junction has been completely closed, police report, and the A1 motorway has also been closed in both directions between AK Leverkusen and Cologne-North.
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