Spain: Chemical factory fire injures 15 in Arganda del Rey


Plume of smoke is seen at chemical factory in Arganda del ReyImage copyright
Comunidad Madrid

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The area around the factory has been evacuated

A fire at a chemical factory near the Spanish capital, Madrid, has injured at least 15 people, three of them seriously, officials say.

Several explosions were reported in the factory in Arganda del Rey, 27km (16 miles) from Madrid, the regional emergency service said on Twitter.

The cause of the fire is still unclear. Fire fighters have been sent to the area.

The area has been evacuated. A thick plume of smoke can be seen from afar.

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Comunidad Madrid


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