Cambridgeshire

Peterborough explosion: Two hurt in XPO Logistics blast

XPO Logistics, Peterborough Image copyright Terry-Harris.com
Image caption Police said two people were "seriously injured" in the blast at XPO Logistics in Peterborough

Two people remain in a "serious, but stable" condition in hospital after an explosion at an industrial estate in Peterborough yesterday.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to the XPO Logistics unit at about 16:40 GMT.

On Facebook, residents reported hearing a "loud explosion" at the coldstore, in Shrewsbury Avenue, Woodston.

An XPO Logistics spokesman confirmed the blast occurred "at a site we sub-lease to a customer".

"Two people were injured," he added. "Our thoughts are with both of them as we work with local authorities to gather more information about this incident."

Cambridgeshire Police said there was "no ongoing danger" following the explosion.

The Health & Safety Executive is due to investigate.

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Image caption An accident performance board outside the depot showed that 80 days had passed since the last recorded incident
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Image caption An aerial view of the site, in Shrewsbury Avenue, Woodston

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