One dead, three injured in blast in Czech explosives plantChristian Fernsby ▼ | November 6, 2019
Four workers were seriously injured in gunpowder blast in a Czech explosives factory in Pardubice, 150 km east of Prague, according to local media reports.
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The plant is a part of the state-owned Explosia, a company known as the producer of the Semtex plastic explosive.
The blast occurred on November 1, in the gunpowder production section in the wake of gunpowder burning after 7 a.m. local time. Firefighters extinguished the fire after about one hour.
Authorities were still investigating the cause of the incident. In 2011, a serious accident occurred in Explosia when a blast killed four people and injured another nine. It destroyed two ferroconcrete underground facilities and damaged other buildings. ■