Major incident declared following 'multiple casualties' in Bristol explosion

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Fire services and Police responded to the emergency call this morning.
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Digital Desk Staff

There have been "multiple casualties" after a large explosion at an industrial estate near Bristol in England.

The UK fire service believes the blast involved a silo at Wessex Water’s recycling centre in Avonmouth.

A number of workers were on top of the container at the time and a major incident has been declared.

The incident took place shortly after 11.20am. Fire services and Police attended the scene, asking people in the area to stay away.

Avon and Somerset Police have said they believe the explosion involved a chemical tank, confirming there had been "a number of casualties".

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A full investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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