Several injured in explosion in France factory: Official

Several people were injured in a blast on Wednesday at military explosives producer Eurenco’s site in Bergerac, southwest France, a company official said.

The firm produces military explosives, propellants and fuels. It also makes explosives for civil use.

Emergency services erected a security perimeter and the Bergerac mayor’s office urged the public to stay away from the area.

The Dordogne prefecture said a fire was burning after the explosion.

The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. The company official said “several people” had been hurt but was unable to give a precise figures.

Emergency services remain at the scene, the Dordogne prefecture said.

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