Explosion in a chemical factory in Venice

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — An explosion occurred Friday in a chemical plant in Venice, whose residents were asked to stay in their homes and close doors and windows.

Corriere del Veneto, a local newspaper, reports an injured worker at the site, which is located in the industrial zone of Porto Marghera, on the mainland, a few kilometers from the historic center of the city.

Images showing a thick cloud of black smoke were broadcast on television. Firefighters are on site and ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.

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