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Tank explodes, building partly collapses at chemical plant in Germany; several injured


BERLIN — Authorities say that a nitrogen tank has exploded and part of a building collapsed at a chemical plant in western Germany, injuring several people.

News agency dpa reported that the operator of the Chempark complex in Krefeld, near Duesseldorf, said 10 people were injured — two of them seriously.

The local fire service initially said five people were missing but later said everyone had been accounted for.

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