Two killed in explosion at Avril oil seed facility

An explosion at a Saipol oilseed factory in France has left two people dead, according to Reuters.

Saipol is the oilseed branch of Avril, the largest biodiesel producer in Europe as well as France’s largest table oil producer.

The explosion took place on 17 February at 10:00am, at the Saipol factory in Dieppe. Alongside the fatalities, one person was slightly injured and seven others were left in a state of shock, Reuters reports.

40 people are employed at the facility with produces raw oil which is later turned into other products, including biodiesel.

According to Avril, the causes of the accident are still unknown.