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Four dead after large explosion at UK wastewater plant

Four people have died following an explosion at a waste water treatment works near Bristol in the UK.

A major incident was declared at Wessex Water’s Bristol water recycling centre in Kings Weston Lane, Avonmouth, after reports of a “large explosion”.

Among those killed were three employees of Wessex Water and one contractor

“Emergency services were called at approximately 11.20am to reports of a large explosion involving one of the chemical tanks at the site off Kings Weston Lane,” a statement read.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer both shared condolences on Twitter.

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