Two seriously injured in explosion on Colwick Industrial Estate

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Emergency services were called out to an explosion on Colwick Industrial Estate earlier this morning (20)

Police received reports of a gas explosion and collapse of a tanker just before 10.15am today.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue teams and ambulance services also attended the incident.

It’s believed the explosion took place at BioDynamic – which converts food waste into energy.

Two men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

PICTURED: The scene in Colwick (PICTURE: The Environment Agency)

Officers secured the scene and are working with partners to establish the cause of what occurred – but confirmed it wasn’t terror-related.

The Environment Agency were also at the scene earlier.

They posted on Twitter: “We are in Colwick following the reported explosion, responding to slurry pollution from anaerobic digester.”

UPDATE: Police tonight have said they are not treating the incident as suspicious and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is now dealing with the matter in its entirety.

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