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Gas explosion roads still closed

Whitby Road explosion scene
Firefighters will remain at the scene until the fire is extinguished

Roads leading to a gas depot in Bristol are still shut after an explosion at the site and fire crews remain at the scene as the fire is not yet out.

Three men were injured in the blast at the BOC Gases depot in the St Anne's area of the city on Thursday.

One of the injured men, Alan Garton, remains in the burns unit at Frenchay Hospital. The other two were discharged after treatment for minor wounds.

Whitby Road and Netham Road are closed but Avonmeads Retail Park is now open.

Police said that routes including Feeder Road, which lead into the industrial estate, would also be affected and are asking drivers to avoid the area.

The men were hurt when two explosions occurred in a storage tank at the gas bottling depot.

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

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