Chemical explosion in Spain claims third victim


A man who was in critical condition following an explosion at a chemical plant in northeastern Spain has died, bringing the death toll to three.

Another victim of the massive blast in the port city of Tarragona is being treated for major burns and remains in serious condition at Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron Hospital.

The explosion took place on Tuesday evening inside an industrial zone where petrochemical companies operate large facilities. The investigation points at a 20-ton reactor tank inside a plant that makes ethylene oxide, a flammable gas used to make plastics and detergents.

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Source: El Pais