Paint Factory Explosion and Fire in Ritterhude, Germany: 1 Missing, 1 Severely Injured, 20 Nearby Residents Injured

Firefighters in Germany worked to contain a massive blaze sparked by a chemical explosion at a plant to produces paints and coatings. There were no casualties.

More than 300 firefighters responded to a paint factory explosion and fire about 8:30 p.m. (Germany local time) Tuesday located on the outskirts of Ritterhude, near Bremen, Germany.

One employee is reported missing, and at least one man was transported to a local hospital with third degree burns.

Several explosions occurred after the initial main explosion.

Houses nearby received structural damage and shattered windows. About 20 residents suffered minor injuries. Some houses inspected were discovered at risk of collapse.

Translation: After explosion in paint factory in #Ritterhude: forces find a downed person.

Translation: Hopefully no one was hurt.

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