At least four people died from chemical tanks’ explosion at a wastewater treatment plant near Bristol, England, on Thursday (3/12).
Avon and Somerset Regional Police Chief Mark Runacres said that the explosion occurred at a sewage treatment plant owned by Wessex Water.
According to Runacres, the explosion occurred in the silo where the biosolids were stored before being recycled into organic soil humidifier.
Runacres stated that this incident not only killed four people, but also injured one other person.
He did not want to speculate on the cause of this explosion. However, according to him, this incident was not related to acts of terror.
The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, condoled the incident, saying that he was very sad when people lose their lives.
Meanwhile, the surrounding residents still remembered when they heard the explosion during the day. The residents did not expect the explosion was near their residence.
“We looked out the window and we saw people running. We don’t know what happened. It was very shocking. I heard an explosion. We don’t know what happened,” a resident, Kieran Jenkins, said as quoted by AFP.