(Reuters) – An explosion at a army manufacturing unit close to Salisbury, Wiltshire has left one individual dead on Friday, British defence tools maker Chemring Group Plc (CHG.L) mentioned.
The explosion on the Chemring Countermeasures manufacturing unit of the British contractor additionally injured one other individual who was taken to a hospital, the company mentioned in a tweet.
The website was evacuated and the incident was introduced beneath management, the company mentioned, including that the defence tools maker has launched an investigation into the reason for the incident which occurred on Friday night.
British media had earlier reported on the explosion citing the Wiltshire Police.
“We have two casualties that have been identified. One of them sadly died at the scene and the other has been taken to hospital in a critical condition,” a consultant of the Wiltshire Police was quoted as saying by the BBC.
Reuters couldn’t instantly attain the police power for remark.
Chemring Countermeasures makes merchandise to safeguard army ships and plane from assault.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien and Diane Craft