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Two workers killed in Spanish biodiesel factory blast

Two workers were killed and a third was seriously injured in an explosion at a biodiesel plant in eastern Spain on Saturday, regional emergency services said.

Two workers killed in Spanish biodiesel factory blast
The victims of the blast were maintenance employees working at the factory, local authorities said. Photo: Courtesy of Biocom Energia

The explosion took place around 1000 GMT at a factory of Biocom Energia, which specialises in the production of biodiesel fuel.

It is located in Algemesi, around 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of Valencia, according to emergency services.

The victims of the blast were maintenance employees working at the factory, local authorities said without giving further details.

A fire also broke out at the site but it was brought under control by firefighters around 1200 GMT.

Police have opened an inquiry into what caused the explosion.