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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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Industrial area close to residential streets

Emergency services in Essex said they had been called to Industrial Chemicals Limited, Stoness Road, in West Thurrock.

Fire crews found there had been an explosion of chemicals in a chlorine scrubbing unit.

Residential streets are seen to the north and north east of Stoneness Road. Credit: Google Maps

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