Explosion at chemical factory in Essex

One man has been injured after an explosion at a chemical factory in West Thurrock, Essex, emergency services said.

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Crew are standing by following an explosion in Thurrock. One man suffered minor injuries. Full details: http://t.co/UUE3P1Pag7

Essex Fire Service said the incident had "caused a leak of caustic soda liquid."

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