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.
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