Two fire fighters killed in blast at BASF's German chemical complex

Two fire fighters killed in blast at BASF's German chemical complex
 

German chemicals giant BASF said the two people who died after an explosion and subsequent fire at its flagship production complex at Ludwigshafen on Monday were both members of the site's own fire brigade.
They were responding to a minor fire near the huge complex of plants' river harbour on Monday morning when a pipe exploded that most likely contained propylene or ethylene, BASF told journalists at a news conference on Tuesday.
The resulting blaze took fire fighters 10 hours to extinguish and forced BASF to shut down more than 20 facilities, including its two steam crackers which produce... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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