Injuries reported after explosion at Essex factory

Police have confirmed a second person received minor injuries after an apparent explosion at an industrial chemcials unit in West Thurrock, Essex this evening. Both were employees at the site.

Safety experts have declared the area safe and there was no longer any danger to the public, the force added.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated.

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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.