Two hurt after explosion at South Wales steel works

two hurt after explosion at south wales steel works

Police have issued a warning asking the Public to avoid TATA Steelworks after huge explosion rocked through the plant just after 3am injuring two people.

South Wales fire and rescue have sent a number of resources to the incident that is said to be under control.

Nearby home owner David James described feeling his house shaking and hearing three loud bangs in the early hours of Friday morning.
The cause of the explosion is understood to have been caused by a molten train within the steel works.

A South Wales Police spokes person said: we are currently in attendance with emergency service colleagues from fire and rescue and the ambulance service at an incident at Tata Steelworks, Port Talbot.

‘We received numerous calls at around 3.35am reporting an explosion. At this time we believe there are just two casualties with minor injuries.

‘This incident is ongoing at the moment and emergency services are at the scene investigating.

‘We are asking people to avoid this area at this time. We will update further as more information is available.’

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