One dead, four missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site


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BERLIN, July 27 (Reuters) - One person is dead and four are missing after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending dark plumes of smoke into the sky.

A fire at the Chempark site, which includes chemicals companies Bayer (BAYGn.DE) and Lanxess (LXSG.DE), had been extinguished after an explosion at 9.40 a.m. local time (0740 GMT), park operator Currenta said.

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