PRAGUE (AP) — An explosion rocked a chemical factory Thursday in the Czech Republic, killing six people and injuring two others, officials said.
Regional firefighters confirmed that six people were killed and that the two injured were sent to the hospital. Spokesman Petr Svoboda said there was no danger of further explosions at the site.
No dangerous substances have leaked out, according to police spokeswoman Marketa Jonova.
Acting Prime Minister Andrej Babis expressed his condolences to the relatives.
This version removes an incorrect earlier reference to the Synthos company. The factory is run by Unipetrol, not Synthos.