Five injured in Jaen fertiliser explosion

Image of Guardia Civil GEAS divers. Credit: [email protected]

FIVE people have been seriously injured in an explosion this afternoon (Thursday, February 26) at a fertiliser factory in Mengibar, Jaen.

Nitric acid was being moved from a cistern lorry to a deposit when the explosion occurred.

Andalucia 112 emergency services reported that a call was received at 2.07pm, with the accident reported near the old N-323 road.

Guardia Civil officers, firemen, local policemen and ambulance teams rushed to the scene and took five people to hospital.

The Andalucian Emergency Group was also informed, although a 112 spokesman explained that no toxic cloud had formed and the general population was not at risk.

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