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2 Now Confirmed Dead, 1 Still Missing Following Explosion at BASF Chemical Plant in Germany

Bloomberg, October 19, 2016

BASF is facing a prolonged shutdown at its Ludwigshafen chemical complex after Monday's fire and explosion. In a statement released today, BASF said two steam crackers at the installation remain halted and another 20 facilities are either stopped or only partially working. 

A fire broke out on a supply line at about 11:30 a.m. local time Monday, leading to a series of blasts at the plant’s North Harbor area, according to the company. The incident occurred while work was taking place on piping in the area. As of today, two employees have been confirmed dead, with one still missing. Twenty-five others were injured in the accident; eight of them seriously. 

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