Death toll of explosion at chemical factory Melamin rises to six

Ljubljana – One of the two persons being treated in hospital for severe injuries sustained in last week’s explosion at chemical company Melamin has died, the Ljubljana Police Deportment said on Thursday. The death toll of what is the worst industrial accident in Slovenia’s history has thus increased to six.

The explosion happened in Kočevje, south, last Thursday claiming five lives and injuring six persons, of whom two sustained severe burns.

Both severely injured persons were taken to the UKC Ljubljana hospital immediately after the blast, and one of them died today.

UKC Ljubljana told the STA that the other patient was still in critical condition.

The police meanwhile said that it could not provide any other details since the investigation, which opened soon after the accident, was ongoing.

The process of identifying all the victims is still under way, as some of them were foreign citizens.