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Pontypridd explosion triggers “major incident” at Treforest Industrial Estate

Firefighters are still tackling a massive blaze at an industrial estate in south Wales, and one person remains unaccounted for.

Firefighters are still tackling a massive blaze at an industrial estate in south Wales, and one person remains unaccounted for.

Impact of the Blast

Following a significant explosion in Pontypridd, authorities confirmed no reports of serious injuries, although the local MP mentioned the presence of “walking wounded.” Stephen Davies, who witnessed the incident while at a nearby gym, described the aftermath as “carnage.”

Scene of Destruction

Images circulating on social media depicted a building engulfed in flames and smoke at the Treforest Industrial Estate, illustrating the extent of the incident’s impact. The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service remained engaged in firefighting operations across multiple areas.

Consequences and Response

At least one building has been destroyed, prompting the declaration of a “major incident” for several hours following the massive explosion at 19:00 GMT. The fire service highlighted a risk of collapse in a two-story structure and deployed seven pumps, along with an incident command unit, to manage the situation.

Ongoing Investigation

As roads in the vicinity continue to be closed off, authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the explosion. Efforts are underway to ascertain the circumstances leading to this tragic event at Treforest Industrial Estate in Pontypridd.

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