TASHKENT (Sputnik) — An explosion hit chemical plant Farg’onaazot, a producer of nitrogen fertilizers, in the east of Uzbekistan, resulting in several victims, the country's Emergencies Ministry said in a statement.
"On February 23, an explosion occurred at JSC Farg’onaazot in Fergana during repair works at the ammonium production facility. There are victims," the ministry said in a statement.
The number of the deaths was not specified.
According to the ministry, a government committee has been created to investigate the explosion and to help families of the victims.