Four killed in blast at water treatment works near Bristol

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal explosion at water treatment works in Avonmouth, near Bristol

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 explosion involving a chemical tank at Wessex Water’s Bristol water recycling centre in Avonmouth at about 11.20am on Thursday.

Chief Inspector Mark Runacres, from Avon and Somerset Police, told a press conference at the scene off Kings Weston Lane that three Wessex Water employees and one contractor died in the blast.

A fifth person was also wounded but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Mr Runacres said authorities would not be speculating into the cause of the explosion – but confirmed it was not being treated as a terror-related incident.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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