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Casualties follow a major explosion near Bristol
Reports #bristolexplosion one dead, two missing and several injured

Multiagency emergency service - major incident response

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Ten ambulance unit and air ambulance dispatched to a major incident following an #avonmouthexplosion near #bristol

Updates and at scene footage coming inform #AvonmouthExplosion

Multiple casualties, two missing and sad reports of one fatality.

#Avonmouthexplosion confusion over cause of the facility

Local MP highlights this is the second major incident in an #Avonmouth waste facility

Early this year firefighters tackled a 20,000 ton metal recycling plant fire

#Avonmouth #explosion #bristol

Incident update from @BristolCouncil #Avonmouth #Explosion

Incident has occurred at Wessex Waters - Bristol Water Recycling plant

Press Images appear to show a ruptured tank ImageImageImageImage
Emergency services have declared a major incident following #Avonmouth #Explosion

Search teams & heavy equipment site in attempt to locate missing employees.
Latest update on #Avonmouth #explosion

Emergency service have now scaled back the #majorincident response, unclear if all persons accounted for.

Concerned family & friends urged to contact @ASPolice quoting Log299

A Good Samaritan has suggested the ruptured tank #Avonmouth is part of the anaerobic digestion (AD) plant which uses food waste/ sewage sludge with byproducts of the digestate used as biofertiliser and biogas (converted into biomethane).

Unclear where the explosion originated. ImageImageImageImage
Additional Technical details on #Avonmouth type Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant & science can be found at the following links


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaerobic… Image
It’s with great sadness to update with reports four people have died in the #Avonmouth #Explosion

If anyone is concerned about loved ones contact @ASPolice using #999 - Quoting Log 299

Televised press statement from emergency services attending #Avonmouth #Explosion

Thoughts with all who are impacted by this sad loss of loved ones and the injured person.
Very sad news as the details of the people killed at #Avonmouth is published

@H_S_E investigation team is now conducting a through forensic examination

Thoughts with the families & friends of those who died

@goodgrieftrust @Bereavementcouk

Here’s the most recent updates on the #Avonmouth #Explosion before I close out the preliminary thread.

Investigation now under supervision by @ASPolice & @H_S_E providing the forensic expertise.

Always sad to report on a case where life loss occurred & time for reflection. ImageImage

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