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Minor explosion at Port Talbot Corus Plant

Emergency services were called to the Corus steel plant in Port Talbot after a 'minor explosion' at 8.15pm on Monday.

A spokesperson for Corus said that investigations were underway and that the incident took place in a reheat furnace where the coke oven gas main had ruptured.

They confirmed evacuation procedures were followed and that there were no injuries

South Wales Police said the blast did not result in a fire and no-one was injured.

In November 2001 an explosion at blast furnace number five killed three workers and left a dozen others seriously injured.

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