Five killed, three missing after explosion in Portugal fireworks factory

More than a hundred firefighters were dispatched to battle the fire sparked by the explosion at the factory in Lamego.
There was little hope of finding survivors after the explosion in a fireworks factory in Portugal.(Representative image/Shutterstock)
There was little hope of finding survivors after the explosion in a fireworks factory in Portugal.(Representative image/Shutterstock)
Published on Apr 05, 2017 09:19 AM IST
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Lisbon | ByAFP

An explosion at a fireworks factory in northern Portugal left at least five people dead on Tuesday, with three others missing, rescue services told the Lusa news agency.

More than a hundred firefighters were dispatched to battle the fire sparked by the explosion at the factory in the town of Lamego.

By the late evening, rescuers were still waiting for conditions to be safe enough to enter the building and search for the missing, but there was little hope of finding survivors.

Local media reported that the owner of the factory and his daughter were among the victims.

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