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Injured Bristol gas blast workers named

Avonmeads Retail Park
Firefighters are expected to be at the site until Saturday

Three men injured in explosions at a gas depot in Bristol have been named by their employer.

Alan Garton remains in the burns unit at Frenchay Hospital, a spokesman for BOC Gases said.

Dale Roberts and Craig Knight have been released from Bristol Royal Infirmary following treatment for minor wounds.

The men were hurt when two explosions occurred in a storage tank at the gas bottling depot, in the St Anne's area of the city, on Thursday.

Railway reopens

Avon Fire and Rescue Service said it expected to be at the site until Saturday.

BOC gases said a 200m exclusion zone had been removed, meaning the main railway line between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa could reopen.

Avonmeads Retail Park has also reopened, but Whitby Road remains closed.

Police said that routes such as Feeder Road and Netham Road, which lead into the industrial estate, will be affected and are asking drivers to avoid the area.

The blasts are believed to have taken place as an employee attempted to cap a cylinder.



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