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Chocolate havoc: Chocolate meltdown caused German road to close

A Road In Western Town Of Westönnen, Germany Was Forced To Shut Down After A Tank Of Chocolate In A Factory Spilt And Poured Into The Street.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 12 Dec 2018, 05:43:18 PM
Chocolate meltdown cause German road to close (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Chocolate liquid for a road, won’t that be a scene straight out of Johnny Depp’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Well, for a town in Germany, the scene for a chocolate road became a reality but at a convenience cost. According to reports, a road in the western town of Westönnen was brought to a standstill on Monday after a tank of chocolate in a factory spilt and poured into the street forcing the road to shut down.

Given the piercing weather, the chocolate quickly was reported to solidify quickly that required a lot of scrapping and shoving after an extra coat of chocolate was added to the thick graphite. According to BBC reports, about 10 sq m (108 sq ft) was cleared by 25 firefighters using shovels, hot water and blowtorches. Employees of the factory itself were also reported to have assisted in the chocolaty emergency.

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The DreiMeister chocolate factory boss said if the spill had happened closer to Christmas, “that would have been a catastrophe”. Employees of the factory also helped with the sugary emergency.

"Despite this heartbreaking incident, it is unlikely that a chocolate-free Christmas is imminent," the fire department said.

DreMeister assured local media that its factory would return to normal operations on Wednesday.

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First Published : 12 Dec 2018, 05:40:39 PM