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Explosion at Dutch Shell plant

Two people have been injured in a n explosion at a Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands, the company has confirmed.

A large fire has broken out and television footage has shown flames and smoke pouring from the plant in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam.

There are no reports of casualties and Shell says all its staff at the site have been accounted for.

The BBC's Anna Holligan says the priority will be to minimise environmental damage, after a similar explosion in 2011.

  • 04 Jun 2014
  • From the section Europe