The City of Leverkusen said in a statement that 16 people had been injured and that four of them had serious injuries. Five people remained missing, it said, reiterating the contents of an earlier press release by Currenta, the park’s operator.
The huge explosion rocked the city of Leverkusen in the German province of North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday morning. The cause of the explosion remains unknown.
Police provided a number of updates throughout the morning on Twitter and urged people to stay away from the area and keep off the roads, noting that they need as many emergency service personnel on-site as possible.
Residents also received an “extreme danger” warning on the NINA app, which sends important civil protection warnings for various hazard situations.