A fire has broken out at a nuclear power station in France, leaving several people injured, according to emergency officials and media reports. Fire crews are dealing with the incident at the Fessenheim plant in eastern France near the German border.

Local government and fire service officials, who have been quoted by Reuters, said the cause was an "involuntary chemical reaction."

The power station has the oldest nuclear reactors in France and has been the target of regular anti-nuclear protests.

At this stage we don't have any more information, but stay tuned for the latest updates on this story with me, Ann Salter, at ibtimes.co.uk.

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