Two people have died after an explosion occurred at a biodiesel plant in Calahorra located in the ‘El Recuenco’ area, near the ‘Tierra Rapaz’ nature theme park.

As confirmed by the Government Delegation, around 12:55 p.m. there has been a notice from 112 reporting the explosions and, at this time, the plant is evacuated.

In addition, all available patrols have been mobilized to the scene.

The Government Delegation reports that there are 250 children on excursions in the vicinity, they are well and they are being evacuated by buses.

The Government of La Rioja has indicated that the causes of the explosion in this biodiesel production plant, located about 50 kilometers from Logroño, are not known.

Resources from the Rioja Health Service, Firefighters, Local Police and Civil Guard have been dispatched to the scene of the event.

The Calahorra City Council has asked the public “to vacate the industrial estates due to the existence of a risk of explosion”. In fact, as Europa Press has been able to learn, the security perimeter has been extended to more than 1 kilometer due to the danger of the flames reaching a nearby warehouse.

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