Huge explosion kills one at Didcot power station


Pictures circulating on social media show part of a building has collapsed following a loud blast.

One person has died, according to the Oxford Mail.

Rodney Rose, deputy leader of Oxfordshire County Council, told the paper: “I have been told there has been one fatality, but the rest is currently unknown.”

He added the incident has being treated as a “collapsed building, not an explosion” but said there was a bang.

Thames Valley Police and a hazardous response team are at the scene.

South Central Ambulance Service described it as a “major incident” and were callled to the power station at 4pm.

Six ambulances and two air ambulances qwere sent to the scene.

A tweet sent out by Thames Valley Police said: “Officers are at Didcot Power Station at an incident with other emergency services.

“Further details will be released in due course.”

A destroyed four cooling towers in 2014.