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Five likely died in Kočevje chemical plant explosion

Kočevje, 12 May - A huge explosion at the Melamin chemical plant in Kočevje, south Slovenia, on Thursday morning is believed to have killed five people. They remain unaccounted for, presumably buried under the rubble, making this the worst industrial fire in modern Slovenian history.

Kočevje
An explosion caused fire to roar at the chemical plant Melamin, and five persons who are missing are likely dead, while six persons have been injured.
Photo: Mitja Ofak/Municipality of Kočevje

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A fire caused by an explosion at chemical factory Melamin.
Photo: Robert Latin/Facebook

Kočevje
A fire caused by an explosion at chemical factory Melamin.
Photo: Robert Latin/Facebook

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