At least three blasts were reported at the UK’s largest Tata Steelworks plant in Port Talbot, Wales occurred around 3.35 am (local time), injuring two persons, BBC reported.
South Wales Police department said they are aware of an incident in the Tata Steelworks plant.
“Emergency services are in attendance and further information will be released shortly,” the department tweeted.
The police said they received calls at 3:35 AM (local time) reporting an explosion at the plant. A Tata Steel spokesman said the company was working with emergency services and the fires at the plant are under control.
“We can confirm there has been an incident at our Port Talbot site. The emergency services have attended and are working with our on-site services,” the spokesperson added.
“The fires have been extinguished, and that a full investigation launched into the incident, which it said started after a spillage of liquid iron as it was travelling to the steel plant,” Tata Steel said in a statement.
Early indications suggested the explosion came from a train used to carry molten metal, police was quoted as saying by the report.
Police asked the people to avoid the area and wait for updates. Details are awaited.
(With agencies Inputs)