FLASH: Two Dead after Suspected Explosion in Norfolk

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Two people have been killed in an apparent explosion at an industrial estate in Hellesdon, Norfolk.

Sky News reports emergency services were called to the scene after the blast at 9.20 this morning.

Smoke was seen rising from the site, with surrounding roads being closed.

Norfolk Police said in a statement:

“Officers can confirm that two people have sadly died at the scene of an industrial incident which happened earlier this morning (Monday 13 July 2015) in Hellesdon.

“Initial reports from the scene suggested an explosion had taken place. The men, one aged in his 50s and one in his 20s, both thought to work at the premises involved, died as the result of the incident shortly after 9am. No-one else required medical attention.

“Road blocks remain in place at Spar Road to the junction with Vulcan Road North and Vulcan Road South and the bottom of Concorde Road.”