One injured in blast at Richter plant in Budapest

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An explosion this morning at Gedeon Richter’s Hungarian plant in the Kőbánya area of Budapest left one person seriously injured according to reports.

The plant in Kőbánya. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Máté Kisdi, the spokesperson of Budapest’s disaster management office, reportedly said that workers in the plant were trying to cut apart an empty container when it exploded and injured one person seriously.

After the explosion, methanol was found in the container, and firefighters have been cooling the location of the detonation with water sprays, after closing off a 100-meter circle around the site of the blast, origo.hu online news portal said.

Disaster management teams conducted measurements in the area, but reportedly found no signs of chemical threat.

Richter reportedly said they are not allowed to provide any information about the explosion while authorities are still investigating the issue, origo.hu said.

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