the current toll shows one dead and four injured

A person died following an explosion which took place Thursday at 8:15 am on the site of the chemical and thermal metal stripping company Thermo-Clean, in Heusden-Zolder (Limburg). The employee who lost his life was near an oven which allegedly exploded.

“During the production process, an oven would have overheated”, explains the mayor of Heusden-Zolder Mario Borremans. “Upon opening the oven, the combination of gases and oxygen caused an explosion.”

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