Madrid: A chemical emergency alert has been activated in northeastern Spain following a big explosion in an industrial zone near the port city of Tarragona, a regional emergency services agency said on Tuesday.
The Catalan fire brigade said it had rescued three injured people, who were being attended by emergency services. Around 20 emergency vehicles were at the site.
The civil defence agency advised people nearby to stay inside with doors and windows shut as a precaution, but added: “There is no evidence of a toxic cloud.”
Local residents posted videos showing the aftermath of the blast, with flames and a big column of black smoke emerging from an area dotted with big industrial tanks.