There are multiple casualties with at least one dead and two missing after a large explosion hits a waste water treatment works warehouse in Avonmouth.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service confirmed there are “multiple casualties” and they are still trying to find people following a “serious incident.”
A spokeswoman said, “we can confirm there are multiple casualties on site” adding the injuries were serious.
She said: “We have been called to a large explosion at 11.22am in a warehouse in Avonmouth.
“Crews from Avonmouth, Southmead, Yate, Patchway, Kingswood and Temple are currently attending.
“We are joined by Avon and Somerset Police and Ambulance on site.
“The incident is ongoing.”
firefighters,ambulance and police already here pic.twitter.com/8r6GCgb1oG
— jawad burhan (@jawadburhan98) December 3, 2020
Witness Jawad Burhan took a photo showing a tank that had exploded after the blast.
Burhan said, here was a “helicopter looking for missing people” and police had closed a nearby road leading up to the building.
He added, “I heard the sound, I’m working beside the building in another warehouse.
“After ten minutes I saw the helicopter coming and the police.”
Bristol journalist Jawad Burhan tweeted: “Explosion happened 10 minutes ago in Bristol AVONMOUTH area and information about 1 death and 2 missing people.”
South Western Ambulance Service said it was “responding to a serious incident at premises on King’s Weston Lane, Avonmouth, Bristol.
“We have attended with multiple resources alongside fire service and police personnel.
“For more information, please contact police quoting log 299.”