According to reports in the Spanish press residents in two north-eastern towns in Spain were subject to a health scare as they were ordered to stay indoors after a chemical explosion at a warehouse spread a large, orange toxic cloud over the area yesterday.
It is reported that the blast occurred when products being delivered to a warehouse in the city of Igualada became mixed, abduction then suddenly exploded and set a truck on fire.
A spokeswoman for the Red Cross released a statement in which she said people were slightly injured in the explosion. The Red Cross have cited firefighters who intended the scene saying the chemicals were nitric acid and ferric chloride.
It is then believed that firefighters urged some 40,000 residents of Igualada and the nearby town of Odena to stay indoors until the cloud disappeared. The Red Cross also say both town’s water systems are also being checked.