Fire after explosions at southern French petrochemical plant

A fire was burning at a petrochemical plant near Marseille in southern France on Tuesday after two explosions earlier in the morning, a source in the investigation said.

Paris: A fire was burning at a petrochemical plant near Marseille in southern France on Tuesday after two explosions earlier in the morning, a source in the investigation said.

"Two tanks 500 metres (yards) apart that are full of chemical products are affected (by the explosions)," the source said.

Police said no-one was injured in the explosions that happened at 3:00 am (0100 GMT).

The plant is operated by LyondellBasell in Berre-l`Etang near Marseille-Marignane airport.

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