West Virginia explosion: Residents ordered to shelter as blast rocks US chemical plant

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Residents in the town of Belle have been issued a shelter-in-place order within a two-mile radius of the Chemours Company plant.

A ‘chemical incident’ was reported. Photos show a huge plume of smoke rising up from the plant.

The incident was reported at around 10pm local time, or 3am in the early hours of Wednesday UK time.

It is not known what caused the explosion at the time of writing.

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