Canberra was rocked by a series of explosions, and witnesses reported flames soaring hundreds of feet into the air, as a poisonous cloud billowed over Australian capital. Toxic smoke from a chemical plant fire in the city saw a 10-kilometre exclusion zone being enforced. A long plume of smoke trailed across the dawn sky, and thick black smoke continued to billow out of the factory during the day. There are no serious injuries reported, but people in Canberra are being told to stay indoors, schools are closed, bus services and traffic were disrupted by the blast.
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