Explosion at Grindeks chemical plant in Rīga

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An explosion occurred Thursday morning at the pharmaceutical manufacturing plant AS Grindeks in Rīga, Krustpils Street 53, the company said June 3.

A distillation process was carried out using a highly flammable chemical, which caused an explosion. A barrel containing the chemical had exploded in the production building, according to information released by the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD).



One person has been harmed, who was immediately given medical treatment and taken to the hospital.

100 people evacuated before the arrival of VUGD. Technological processes have been stopped at the site and premises are being checked.

The cause of the accident is currently being investigated.

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