2 Killed in Ice Factory Blast

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ 11:03 AM gHale


Two people died and one person is missing following an ammonia gas compressor explosion at an ice factory in the northern Basque fishing port of Ondarroa, Spain.

The blast occurred Monday in the factory, said a Basque regional police spokesman.

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The officer said the factory’s ammonia gas compressors blew up, but the cause of the blast was not immediately available.

The officer said the factory made ice for fish storage in the town.

There were no immediate details on how many people were in the factory at the time.

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because of police rules prevent him from using his name.