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Sète: explosion in a Seveso classified factory, one seriously injured

In the Seveso-classified Saipol factory, & Sète, a violent fire rages after an explosion. Seriously injured, an employee is in absolute emergency.

A factory classified as Seveso "low threshold" & Sète suffered a major explosion late in the afternoon, this Wednesday, April 10. An explosion that was destroyed followed, a few minutes later, by a major fire. This industrial site   risk, located in the industrial zone of the port of the Hérault town, released a thick black cloud. Several Internet users have filmed the incident before publishing their videos on social networks.

The prefecture of l'Hérault has confirmedé the incident on social networks. "An explosion followed by a fire is underway within the SAIPOL company, classified as SEVESO low threshold", she said" ;eacute; on X (formerly Twitter). According to the prefecture, the incident took place within a short period of time. in the estérification (manufacture of fuel from seeds)" warehouse. The company specializes in the production of carbon-based energy and vegetable proteins. eacute;tales.

The prefecture calls on local residents to not go to the area. A secure perimeter was é installed and a departmental crisis operational center was created. activated. "We deplore " one injured at this stage in absolute emergency, an employee of the company, in the process of being transported, have also specified the authorities in a press release. In total, 200 people were arrested. éevacuated "à preventive title.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116