Bristol: Big explosion at water recycling plant – Reports of ‘many casualties’

Hours of agony for Britain, where authorities speak of “many casualties”, but no one clarifies anything more about the huge explosion that took place in Bristol.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a water recycling plant near Bristol.

Emergency services said there was a major explosion at the plant in Avonmouth. The explosion is believed to have taken place in one of the chemical tanks of the water recycling unit of the water company Wessex Water.

“We can confirm that there are many victims,” said a spokeswoman for Avon Fire Department, adding that the injuries were serious. The operations of the rescue teams continue.

There is no more information about the injured.

Police said a full investigation would be launched into the incident.

“Police investigations into what exactly happened are at an early stage and are ongoing,” said Inspector Mark Raneikers.

“I’m deeply concerned about reports of a warehouse explosion in Avonmouth. “My thoughts are with those who have been affected and the brave emergency services are working hard to resolve this incident,” Interior Minister Priti Patel said in a post.