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UPDATE: Two killed, 15 injured in blast at Polish gunpowder factory

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Paweł Kononczuk 17.05.2017 15:44
Two people died and 15 were injured in a massive explosion at a gunpowder factory in southwest Poland on Wednesday.
Firefighters at the scene of the blast. Photo: PAP/Maciej KulczyńskiFirefighters at the scene of the blast. Photo: PAP/Maciej Kulczyński

Police said the remains of two people were recovered from the ruins of a factory building which collapsed after the blast.

Rescuers were combing rubble to check if any further victims were still buried.

Four people were taken away by ambulances, while others who were injured received medical assistance at the site, in the village of Mąkolno. The victims were hit by flying shards.

Twenty-two teams of firefighters were called to the scene of the blast, including a search and rescue group.

The families of those who died were offered the help of psychologists.

Polish media reported that a cloud of smoke was visible from a distance of several kilometres from the factory after the blast, which took place at about 10am on Wednesday


Source: IAR/PAP

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