3 blasts at Tata Steelworks plant in UK

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26 Apr 2019

Three blasts reported at Tata Steel-plant in UK, two injured

At least three blasts were reported at the UK's largest Tata Steelworks plant in Port Talbot, injuring two persons, according to a media report.

The blast at the plant in Port Talbot, Wales occurred around 3.35 am (7:35 IST), reported the BBC.

South Wales Police department said they will release the details of the incident in the Tata Steelworks plant shortly.

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Details

There were two casualties with minor injuries, said police

There were two casualties with minor injuries, said police

The police said they received calls at 3:35 AM (local time) reporting an explosion at the plant. "At this time, there are two casualties with minor injuries," they said.

A Tata Steel spokesman said the company was working with emergency services and the fires at the plant are "under control"

"The emergency services have attended and are working with our on-site services," he said.

Cause

Fire started after spillage of liquid iron, said the company

"The fire has been extinguished, and that a full investigation launched into the incident, which it said started after a "spillage of liquid iron as it was traveling to the steel plant," Tata Steel said in a statement.

Early indications suggested the explosion came from a train used to carry molten metal, the police was quoted as saying by the report.

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Explosion caused small fires, damages to buildings on site: Spokesman

"The explosion caused some small fires which are all under control and damage to some buildings on the site," the spokesman said. Locals reported their houses shook with the force of a blast at the Tata Steel site in Port Talbot today.

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