Friday, 5 Mar 2021

'One dead and several missing' after huge explosion in Bristol

A ‘large explosion’ has caused a number of casualties at a warehouse in Bristol.

The fire service, along with police and paramedics, rushed to the scene in Avonmouth this morning.

Witnesses described seeing ‘at least 10 ambulances’ racing down King Weston Lane shortly after 11am, BristolLive reports.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service said it was called at 11.22am and has confirmed there have been ‘casualties’ as a result of the incident.

They said in a statement: ‘We have been called to a large explosion at 11.22am in a warehouse in Avonmouth.

‘Crews from Avonmouth, Southmead, Yate, Patchway, Kingswood and Temple are currently attending.

‘We are joined by Avon and Somerset Police and Ambulance on site.

‘The incident is ongoing.’

South Western Ambulance Service said it was ‘responding to a serious incident’, adding that crews ‘have attended with multiple resources alongside fire service and police personnel’.

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