• Short Summary

    THIRTY THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND FOUR ARE MISSING AFTER A FIERCE BLAZE DESTROYED A LARGE PART OF THE WEST GERMAN BAYER CHEMICAL PLANT IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA OF ANTWERP YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    THIRTY THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND FOUR ARE MISSING AFTER A FIERCE BLAZE DESTROYED A LARGE PART OF THE WEST GERMAN BAYER CHEMICAL PLANT IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA OF ANTWERP YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

    A GREEK WORKER AND A BADLY BURNED FIREMAN ARE STILL IN A SERIOUS CONDITION IN HOSPITAL, BUT SEVEN OTHER PEOPLE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WERE RELEASED LAST NIGHT.

    THE FIRE STARTED WITH AN EXPLOSION IN A CHEMICAL RESERVOIR. IT QUICKLY SPREAD THROUGH PIPELINES TO OTHER PARTS OF THE PLANT, AND FIREMEN BATTLED FOR HOURS AGAINST FLAMES LEAPING 300 FEET (100 METRES) INTO THE AIR.

    THE FACTORY, WHICH WENT INTO PRODUCTION ONLY THIS YEAR, COVERED AN AREA OF 450 ACRES (180 HECTARES) AND EMPLOYED 500 PEOPLE. IT TURNED OUT CHEMICALS USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF PLASTICS AT ONE OF BAYER'S AT ONE OF BAYER'S MAIN FACTORIES IN WEST GERMANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACR3VCUVCXY714XH8FJ9JH0WUC
    Media URN:
    VLVACR3VCUVCXY714XH8FJ9JH0WUC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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