Officials play down health risk after French chemical plant fire


A strong smell of hydrocarbons hung over Rouen in northern France and pollution also spilled into the Seine river.

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Schools in the northern French city of Rouen were shuttered for a second day on Friday (Sep 27) after a massive fire ravaged a chemicals factory, spewing smoke and soot that officials insisted posed no health risk, reports Channel NewsAsia.