Four dead following large warehouse explosion in Bristol, UK

A local emergency services department says fire and rescue workers are responding to a report of a “large” explosion at a port near the southwest England city of Bristol. (@Twitter/jawadburhan98 via The Associated Press)

Four people were killed in a chemical tank blast at a waste water treatment plant in western England, police said on Thursday.

"We can confirm there have been four fatalities," police Chief Inspector Mark Runacres said after the explosion at the plant on the outskirts of the city of Bristol operated by Wessex Water.

A fifth person was injured but their injuries were not said to be life-threatening.

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The Avon Fire and Rescue Service said it was called at 11:22 a.m. to a large explosion at the warehouse in the industrial area of Avonmouth located near Bristol, which is about 120 miles (195 kilometers) west of London.

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

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