Five hurt in Canada industrial explosion

Five people were injured -- one seriously -- when an explosion ripped through an industrial plant in Canada on Saturday, police said.

AFP| Updated: Oct 26, 2014, 04:22 AM IST

Ottawa: Five people were injured -- one seriously -- when an explosion ripped through an industrial plant in Canada on Saturday, police said.

Emergency services raced to the Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services site in Sarnia, Ontario to find a raging fire and several injuries.

"Five persons were transported to Bluewater Health in Sarnia with injuries. One person was subsequently airlifted to London (Ontario)," a police statement said, adding an investigation had been launched.

Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services is a subsidiary of the French water, recycling and waste firm Veolia.