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Chempark Leverkusen: Another dead person found


After the detonation, another victim was discovered at the Leverkusen hazardous waste incineration plant. The death toll rose to six.

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Cloud of smoke after the detonation in Leverkusen

Photo: Sascha Steinbach / EPA-EFE

A week after the explosion and the fire in a Leverkusen hazardous waste incineration plant, another dead person was found in the area of ​​the accident.

The victim had been identified, said a spokeswoman for the Cologne public prosecutor's office on Tuesday.

The massive detonation killed at least six people - according to the Cologne police, one person is still missing.

The investigations by the Cologne police are ongoing on the large area of ​​the Chempark in Leverkusen.

The public prosecutor's office is investigating unknown persons on suspicion of negligent homicide and negligent causing of an explosion.

According to the Chempark operator Currenta, the clearing and salvage work will take a long time.

sol / dpa

Source: spiegel

All life articles on 2021-08-03

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