Media reports of explosion at power station that is undergoing demolition.
UK media outlets are reporting a “major incident” at the former Didcot A power station in Oxfordshire which is in the midst of demolition by Birmingham-based Coleman and Company. Several news feeds are reporting an explosion while others suggest that the noise and dust witnessed by locals was caused by a collapsing building.
The Daily Mail is reporting that several people have been injured although the nature of those injuries is not yet known. Six ambulances and two air ambulances have been sent to the scene by South Central Ambulance Service which has described it as a “major incident”.
One person was reported to have died, according to the deputy leader of Oxfordshire county council. Rodney Rose, told the Oxford Mail: “I have been told there has been one fatality, but the rest is currently unknown.
“The fire service is there now and we are still trying to find out if this was a demolition. At the moment this is being treated as a collapsed building, not an explosion, but there was a bang,” Rose said.