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Paint shop explosion in eastern UK kills two

13 July 2015

Police confirmed that that two people died in a suspected explosion at an industrial estate in Norwich on July 13. Ambulance crews said three people were treated for the effects of smoke inhalation at the scene. The incident took place at a unit owned by Harford Excavator Attachments, which makes buckets for the front of diggers.

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A spokesman for the local fire service said work was being carried out to make sure the scene was safe before the case was passed to the Health and Safety Executive and police. The BBC reported him as saying it was "looking most likely" that the explosion happened in the "paint-spraying area" of the unit.

There were about 50 people on site at Harford Attachments in the Norwich suburb of Hellesdon when the explosion is thought to have happened at around 9am. A subsequent fire caused the locality to be evacuated.

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