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At least one worker was seriously injured at the chemical plant, after a tank reportedly exploded at approximately 11.30am local time on Friday morning.
A thick column of black smoke was visible across the city and lagoon.
⚠️ #Avviso #PortoMarghera ⚠️— Comune di Venezia (@comunevenezia) May 15, 2020
La centrale operativa della Polizia locale informa che, in base al Piano per le industrie a rischio di incidente rilevante, "tutti i residenti nella Municipalità di Marghera devono restare in casa o in luogo chiuso e tenere chiuse porte e finestre" pic.twitter.com/vEs8D3rqbp
May 15, 2020
Firefighters and biohazard response units from Venice and Treviso are currently on scene, with multiple ambulances, helicopters and special rescue teams deployed to the site.
A security cordon has been established and transport detours have been put in place. People have been advised to avoid the area and the mayor urged residents to block their windows with damp rags.
#PortoMarghera #Incendio— Comune di Venezia (@comunevenezia) May 15, 2020
Incendio in zona industriale a #Malcontenta
⚠ L'amministrazione comunale invita la popolazione in via prudenziale a chiudere le finestre e restare in casa pic.twitter.com/vb0zhvSnKD
Police have issued a shelter-in-place red alert, with sirens wailing to warn the local population to remain indoors.
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