Ghasemi “horrified and saddened” after France attack


Air Products CEO and Chairman, Seifi Ghasemi, has said he was “horrified and saddened” after the attack on the company’s facility in L’Isle-d’Abeau, France.

At around 10am on Friday 26th June, Yassine Salhi – who had managed to gain control of a vehicle permitted to enter the facility – drove into a number of cylinders – causing an explosion. He was reprimanded by a fire officer before he was able to do any more damage at the plant and arrested promptly by police.

Before entering the facility it is believed Salhi, who is also understood to have been recognised by staff at the Air Products facility, also attached the decapitated head of his former boss to the perimeter fence around the building.

The transport company owning the vehicle used in the attack by Salhi, also employed him, and was owned by Hervé Cornara – the 54-year-old who it is alleged Salhi murdered.

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