‘Huge’ explosion reported at steel works in South Wales – emergency services at scene

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STEELWORKS EXPLOSION: TATA say " All fires have now been extinguished. A full investigation has begun." Photo credit: Twitter / @ @VishalGadaraCC


EMERGENCY SERVICES are at the scene of the Tata steelworks in Port Talbot, Wales after a ‘huge explosion’ was reported this morning (Friday).

Witnesses living nearby have described how their entire homes shook.

South Wales Police has confirmed that they currently in attendance with emergency service colleagues from fire and rescue and the ambulance service.

They say: “The incident is ongoing at the moment and emergency services are at the scene investigating.

“We received numerous calls at around 3.35am reporting an explosion.

“We are asking people to avoid this area at this time.

“At this time we believe there are just two casualties with minor injuries.”

Tata Steel Europe have Tweeted: “We can confirm two of our employees were slightly injured when there was a spillage of liquid iron while it was travelling to the steel plant. All fires have now been extinguished. A full investigation has begun.

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