An explosion at a metallurgical plant in Ohio, USA, has left at least a dozen people injured, some of them with severe burns, and has caused a large fire. According to US authorities, the fire has now been brought under control, although the explosion has caused a huge cloud of smoke that can be seen from several miles away. The company I. Schumann has reported that the explosion has caused significant damage to the facility and has left several employees injured.
The explosion at the metallurgical plant comes shortly after the derailment of a train carrying toxic material in the area. The US government has assured that the area affected by the spills after the derailment is safe and that the water is not contaminated. The train derailed on February 3 in East Palestine, a town 60 kilometers from the city of Pittsburgh and close to the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.
In short, the explosion at the Ohio metallurgical plant has left several people injured and caused a large fire, while the area had already recently suffered the derailment of a train carrying toxic material. The authorities have assured that the area affected by the train spills is safe and that the water is not contaminated.
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