New Delhi: At least one person died and six others were injured on Monday in an explosion at a chemical plant in Germany.

The explosion occurred at around 5.30 am. More than 60 fire-fighters were involved in the fire operations.

Six other people were also missing hours after a massive explosion which happened at the Ludwigshafen headquarters of chemical company BASF.

The explosion occurred during work on a pipeline route for transporting raw chemicals to shipping.

People who live in Ludwigshafen were asked to stay indoors and to shut all the doors and windows.

Ludwigshafen, headquarter of BASF, is world’s largest chemical producer. The company employs more than 110,000 people worldwide and 52,000 in Germany alone.