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Spain: Toxic cloud spreads after chemical blast in Igualada

13 February, 2015
All clear given over Catalan toxic cloud. thelocal.es. February 12, 2015. Officials have given the "all clear" over a toxic cloud, hours after warning the residents of the town of Igualada in Catalonia to stay inside.Emergency services give partial all clear for people to leave their homes. Children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with respiratory illnesses are still advised to remain indoors.A spokesperson from Igualada’s town hall told The Local that the cloud has now cleared and "everything is returning back to normal". 
Spain: Toxic cloud spreads after chemical blast in Igualada
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The three people injured in the explosion are all "out of danger", the Catalan interior ministry confirms. 

Schools said that they had been inundated with calls from worried parents while roads around the immediate area remain closed. 

Earlier on Thursday, Catalonia’s Civil Protection authorities ordered people in the town of Igualada and its surrounding areas to stay indoors after an explosion caused a fire in a local chemical factory. 

Residents of Igualada, as well as those of Odena, Santa Margarida de Montbui, Vilanova del Camí and Jorba were told to stay indoors, close all windows and means of ventilation and not leave to pick up their children from school until the danger is over. 


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