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Explosion at Tata Steelworks plant in UK’s Port Talbot

NEW DELHI: Blasts were reported at Tata Steelworks plant in Port Talbot, Wales, South Wales Police, United Kingdom said on Friday morning. The police department took to Twitter and stated that it “is currently in attendance with emergency service colleagues from fire and rescue and ambulance service at an incident at Tata Steelworks.”

The department also mentioned that “at this time we believe there are just two casualties with minor injuries.” The blast took place at around 3:35 am (UK time), it added.

“This incident is ongoing at the moment and emergency services are at the scene investigating,” the department further said.

More than 4,000 people work at the plant.

Tata Steel also “confirmed” that “there are no serious injuries and all employees have been accounted for. All fires are now under control.”

The Port Talbot site, which dates back to the early 1900s, was acquired by Tata Steel as part of its acquisition of Corus in 2007.

Port Talbot is home to one of the two integrated steelmaking sites that the company operates in Europe. The plant produces hot rolled, cold rolled and galvanized coil, among other types of steel.

News credit : Indiatimes