Dutch tanker carrying pig manure explodes in Germany

A Dutch tanker with 20 tonnes of pig manure on board has exploded in the German city of Cologne splattering a number of houses and cars, news agency ANP reports, quoting a German news site.

According to local fire officials, the manure had become too warm, creating too much pressure in the tank and eventually bursting a glass panel. The manure was sprayed over a large area.
´I was in the kitchen and suddenly there was no more light coming through the window,´ one resident told the site.
Some 30 fire officers were involved in the clean up operation and some houses will have to be repainted.
According to the Telegraaf, the Netherlands exported some 700,000 tonnes of manure last year of which 80% went to Germany.
For photographs of the manure-sprayed street, click here

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