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Czech Republic explosion: Six people have died and manu injured in a huge blast. PHOTO: IDNESTV

Breaking: Explosion near Prague, six dead and many injured

An explosion at a chemical compound in the Kralupy nad Vltavou which is located 20 km northwest of Prague killed six people and injured several others, according to the local media reports.

A spokesman for Unipetrol, which operates a Synthos facility at the chemical plant, said the “extraordinary event occurred on our premises.”

Fire spokeswoman Vladimira Kerekova said six people died and an unspecified number were injured.

A police spokeswoman said: “According to initial reports, an explosion occurred in one of the companies on the premises. We will find the cause.”


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