Essex blast 'danger passes'

Police have said the 'danger has passed' after one man was injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in Essex.

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Police urge residents to stay indoors after explosion

Essex police urged people who live around West Thurrock to stay indoors due to the chemical smell after an explosion at a factory.

Police are asking that anyone who lives in the area stay indoors and keeps their windows and doors closed.

There are reports of a strong chlorine smell in the area.

– Essex police spokesman

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