December 11, 2018 / 5:57 PM / 5 months ago

Firefighters to the rescue after German chocolate factory spill

Spilt chocolate is seen on a road in Werl, Germany December 10, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken December 10, 2018. FEUERWEHR WERL/via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) - Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street.

“About a ton of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street,” a spokesman for the Werl fire department said in a statement.

The firefighters closed off the street and shoveled the chocolate - about 10 square meters (108 square feet) - to one side before a specialist cleaning company cleaned the road.

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

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Alexandra Hudson

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