Blast injures two at Tata’s Port Talbot works in the UK

A report on the BBC website claims that two people have been injured in an explosion at Tata Steel's Port Talbot steelworks in the UK.

The explosion came from a train used to carry molten metal, claims Tata Steel, and two people were injured, but not seriously. Their injuries were linked to a spillage of liquid iron that was being transported to the steel plant.

The blast occured at 0330hrs this morning and all fires have been extinguished, says Tata Steel, and the plant re-opened today at 0700hrs.

Locals reported hearing two or three explosions.

Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock told the BBC that the incident 'raises real concerns about safety at the plant'. He said that Tata Steel should conduct a full review in order to improve plant safety.