Synthetic fuels and chemicals group Sasol said on Monday that there was an explosion at its troubled US-based Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP).

The company said the incident occurred around midday on January 13 at its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) unit which forms part of the mega-Louisiana complex. “The fire was extinguished and all employees and contractors are safe and accounted for,” the company said in a statement.

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