In the industrial zone of Porto Marghera (Venice Province, Italy) there was an explosion at the chemical plant 3V Sigma Spa, there are victims
After the explosion, a fire broke out in the company, eight rescue teams and medics are working on site.
The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports about two injured factory workers, one of them is in critical condition.
Footage from the scene shows a black smoke pole rising above the plant. Due to the possible emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere, the authorities asked the local residents not to leave their homes and close the windows and doors.
The causes of the accident are being investigated.
The company, which is about 10 km from Venice, produces components for the textile, plastic, paint, adhesive and petrochemical industries.