German Prosecutors Probe Leverkusen Explosion last July

German prosecutors investigated the Leverkusen explosion that happened in July of this year and charged three people with negligent homicide and recklessly causing the explosion on Tuesday, October 19. 

A western Germany chemical park was destroyed, which caused at least 31 casualties and seven deaths. 

Officials did not identify the three but said that the suspects brought chemicals in the tank that were supposedly volatile at high temperatures and created a chain reaction that triggered the explosion.  

The explosion enveloped the city and took three hours for the firefighters to contain the blaze. 

The three suspects’ belongings, such as documents and mobile devices, were seized as further investigations are underway. 


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