Explosion at army manufacturing facility in UK leaves one dead, one injured

(Reuters) – An explosion at a army manufacturing facility close to Salisbury, Wiltshire has left one particular person dead on Friday, British defence tools maker Chemring Group Plc (CHG.L) mentioned.

The explosion on the Chemring Countermeasures manufacturing facility of the British contractor additionally injured one other particular person who was taken to a hospital, the company mentioned in a tweet.

The web site was evacuated and the incident was introduced below 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 pressure 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

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