You are here

Two die of poisoning in GrodnoAzot fire

An accident has occurred at the Belarusian plant GrodnoAzot in Grodno. Rescue worker and medical personnel are now at the site. Messages about smoke at the chemical plant started to arrive about 1pm on June 6.

According to preliminary information, a spark got on a chemical causing fire and smoke. Two workers died of poisoning. Two more are hospitalized. The ministry of emergencies are on site cooling the damaged unit. Causes of the incident are being investigated.

The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article "negligence" following the incident.

The Emergencies Ministry said there is no threat to life of Grodno citizens.

Two die of poisoning in GrodnoAzot fire