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15 mai 2020 | 12h45 UTC

Italy: Fire at chemical plant near Venice prompts order to remain indoors May 15

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Fire at chemical plant near Venice industrial area prompts order to remain indoors May 15; avoid area

TIMEFRAME expected from 15/5/2020, 12h00 until 16/5/2020, 11h59 (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Venice


A fire at a chemical plant near Venice on Friday, May 15, prompted authorities to issue an order for residents in the area to remain indoors with doors and windows closed to prevent inhalation of potentially toxic smoke. The blast occurred in the industrial zone of Malcontenta after a tank reportedly exploded at 11:30 (local time). According to local reports, at least two employees at the facility have been injured. A security cordon has been established by police and roads in the vicinity have been closed.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident. 


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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