Serb chemical plant blast claims lives

An explosion has ripped through a chemical plant near Belgrade, killing at least four people and injuring three.

    Dragan Jocic, Serbia's interior minister, said the blast shook the area around Baric, 30km southwest of the capital, on Monday.

    Police sealed off the Prva Iskra factory, which produces explosives as well as toxic hydrofluoric acid, used as a component for household detergents.

    Several ambulances went to the scene of the explosion where parts of the factory were ablaze.

    The complex, censored repeatedly for emissions damaging to the surrounding environment, lies on the bank of the Sava river, which flows into the Danube at Belgrade.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.