Three major explosions at Tata Steelworks; two casualties reported

Apr 26 2019 10:55 AM
Three major explosions at Tata Steelworks; two casualties reported

Port Talbot: On Friday, three major explosions were heard at Port Talbot's Tata steelworks in South Wales. As soon as the incident was reported, emergency services were rushed to the spot in Port Talbot. A series a series of explosions were heard from the town's steelworks and smoke was seen rising from the steel plant in South Wales. It is to be noted that port Talbot is a town and community in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales.

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According to reports, scores of local residents reported hearing a series of huge bangs coming from the Tata steelwork site. To be noted that few also said that  accounts of seeing a fireball int the moments after the explosions. According to reports, around 4,000 people are employed at the steelworks in Port Talbot, one of the largest sites of its type in Europe. According to walesonline.co.uk, the plant makes around 5m tonnes of slab steel a year.

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The South Wales Police confirmed the incident and said, 'At this time we believe only two casualties with minor injuries Please avoid the area at this time'.  "South Wales Police are aware of an incident in TATA Steelworks, Port Talbot. Emergency services are in attendance and further information will be released shortly. Thank you for your patience", the force tweeted.

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