Monthly Archive: November 2014

Gasexplosion in Ludwigshafen

Two dead men and a destroyed district

Explosion-in-Ludwigshafen

On Thursday the 23rd of October a gasexplosion in the Ludwigshafen quarters Oppau and Etigheim
occured. Four builders were excavating a gasline from a cooperation between the chemical concern BASF and the russian gassupplier GAZPROM for maintenance.
Then, emissive gas caught fire and exploded. The explosive flame was over 40 metres high and could be seen over a distance of several hundred metres. (more…)