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    Residents of the town of Werl in western Germany have witnessed a major chocolate “explosion” – something which sounds like a stunt Willy Wonka would pull.

    In an effort to tackle a very unusual, but sweet emergency, a group of firefighters in the German town of Werl used shovels, hot water, and torches to remove a tonne of liquefied chocolate in a massive spill from the DreiMeister factory.

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    After flowing out of a storage tank with a “small technical defect”, the chocolate quickly hardened on the pavement due to the chilly weather and settled in cracks and gaps in the road, leaving a sweet mess in the street.

    The chocolate factory’s boss told the German newspaper Soester Anzeiger that if the leak had happened closer to Christmas, that would’ve been a disaster.

    “About a tonne of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street. Despite this heart breaking incident, it is unlikely that a chocolate-free Christmas is imminent in Werl”, a spokesperson for the town’s fire department said in a statement.

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    Spillover, factory, chocolate, Germany
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