Germany: explosion and fire in a refinery, 8 wounded

A fire broke out on Saturday morning following an explosion at a refinery in southern Germany near Ingolstadt, leaving at least eight people injured, forcing them to evacuate nearly 2,000 people, according to the report. local police.

The explosion occurred in a liquid gas and gasoline production sector of this Bayernoil company site, located along the Danube in Bavaria, shortly before 05.30 am (0330 GMT).

According to the local public radio and television channel Bayerischer Rundfunk, "the shock wave was felt for several kilometers" during the explosion. And images circulating on social networks show important flames rising above the refinery at the first light of day.

Three of the wounded suffered "moderate or severe" injuries and had to be hospitalized, the police said in a statement.

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