Fatal blast at chemical plant in Tarragona, Spain

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An explosion at a chemical plant in Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region has killed at least one person and injured another eight, officials say.

One person is missing after the blast, south of Tarragona, set off a huge fire. Officials say it was probably sparked by a chemical accident.

Authorities initially urged residents to stay indoors but later said no toxic substances had been released.

Dozens of firefighters tackled the blaze late into the night.

The explosion at the Industrias Químicas del Óxido de Etileno plant happened at 18:40 local time in La Canonja municipality.

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