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US News England. Four dead in an explosion at a wastewater treatment site

03:20  04 december  2020
03:20  04 december  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Four people have died after a large explosion at a wastewater treatment facility near the southwest England city of Bristol, according to the BBC. The Avon Fire and Rescue Service said it was alerted at 11:22am to a large explosion in the industrial area of Avonmouth located near Bristol, which is about

The explosion took place at a wastewater treatment facility in the Avonmouth suburb of Bristol. Initial reports suggested a wastewater recycling center in Avonmouth was the site of the explosion .

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An explosion occurred this Thursday morning in a wastewater treatment plant on the outskirts of Bristol. The victims are three employees of the local water supply company Wessex Water and a contractor employee.

Four people were killed on Thursday in a chemical tank explosion at an wastewater treatment plant on the outskirts of Bristol, in the southwest of England , local police said.

Help was called at around 11:20 am following the explosion in Avonmouth harbor, Commissioner Mark Runacres told a news conference broadcast on British television.

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Four people have died following an explosion at a waste water treatment plant near the southwest England city of Bristol, police said Thursday. In this photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @jawadburhan98, police officers attend the scene of a "large" explosion , on December 3, 2020. ©

Four people have been killed in a large explosion at a water treatment works near Bristol. Emergency services were called to reports of a large Wessex Water chief executive Colin Skellett said: "We are absolutely devastated that the tragic incident at our site earlier today has resulted in four fatalities.

The victims are three employees of the local water supply company Wessex Water and one contract worker. The explosion also left one injured whose life is not in danger, the official said.

"We are not going to speculate on the causes of the explosion […] but I can however confirm that the incident is not considered terrorist in nature" , added Mr. Runacres.

"In shock"

The site is no longer dangerous, he said, however calling on the public to avoid the area.

On Twitter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told himself "deeply saddened that four people have lost their lives" , expressing his condolences to the families of the victims and thanking the help.

Deeply saddened to learn that four people have lost their lives in the water works explosion in Avonmouth. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.

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The explosion took place at a water waste treatment facility in the Avonmouth suburb of Bristol. A water waste recycling center in Avonmouth had closed at short notice on Wednesday, initial reports suggested it was the site of the explosion .

Four people died and a fifth was injured after a large explosion at a sewage recycling plant near the city of Bristol in south-west England . The blast occurred in a silo containing what Runacres called " treated biosolids" intended for use as fertiliser. Government health and safety officials would conduct

Thank you to the emergency services who attended the scene.

- Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 3, 2020

A witness cited by the BBC, Kieran Jenkins, who said he was in a nearby warehouse at the time of the explosion, said that the blast had him left in shock.

"We looked through the window, all we could see were people running," , he said. "We don't know what happened" , he added, "I was really in shock" .

Another witness, Sean Nolan, described to the UK agency PA an explosion followed by an echo lasting two or three seconds. "That was it. There was no smoke ".

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