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Stowmarket: Two injured after 'burger van explodes' next to train station
22 August 2020, 21:46
Two people were injured after a burger van exploded next to Stowmarket train station, according to reports.
The public is being urged to avoid the area and trains will not stop at the station.
Locals reported hearing an explosion in the area with one claiming her house was "rocked".
The train station and local buildings were evacuated following the incident.
A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed two people sustained minor injuries.
One person has been taken to Ipswich hospital.
Police, firefighters and paramedics are currently at the scene of an incident in Station Road, Stowmarket near to the train station.— Suffolk Police (@SuffolkPolice) August 22, 2020
At least one person is believed to have suffered serious injuries.
Members of the public are urged to keep clear of the area. pic.twitter.com/jlAASSGTOE
A Suffolk Police statement said: "Police, firefighters and paramedics are currently at the scene of an incident in Stowmarket.
"Police were called at 8.20pm to reports of an explosion in Station Road, near to the train station.
"At least one person is believed to have suffered serious injuries.
"Members of the public are urged to keep clear of the area."
The National Rail Service confirmed trains would not stop due to an "ongoing incident'.
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