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Explosions and fire at Dutch Shell plant

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extracts from a BBC News report 3 June 2014 – last updated 23.29

A large fire has broken out at a Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands following a series of explosions, reports say.

Television footage showed flames and smoke pouring from the plant in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam.

It is not known if there are any casualties and the cause of the blasts was not clear.

Local media said the explosions could be heard several miles away…


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