Saturday 22 July 2017

13 injured in explosion at Bavarian factory

An ambulance leaves FAG Schaeffler company in Eltmann, Germany. (Rene Ruprecht/dpa/AP)
An ambulance leaves FAG Schaeffler company in Eltmann, Germany. (Rene Ruprecht/dpa/AP)

At least 13 people have been injured in an explosion at a factory in Bavaria, German police say.

Police said four of those injured in the Monday morning explosion at the Schaeffler factory in the town of Eltmann suffered serious wounds and were flown by helicopter to a hospital.

Firefighters, police and rescue crews were on the scene, but authorities say there appears to be no wider danger for people living in the surrounding area.

The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined.

Schaeffler is a global car and industrial parts supplier and the plant in Eltmann produces rolling bearing components.

The plant is located in an industrial area of the town, 55 miles north of Nuremberg.

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