LIVE: Explosion at French nuclear power plant, several injured
The explosion occurred at the engine room of the nuclear plant located on the English Channel coast of France.
Paris: Several people were reportedly injured after an explosion at a nuclear power plant on the English Channel coast.
Here are the LIVE updates:
- The explosion took place at the Flamanville nuclear power plant at around 10 am.
- Initial reports suggest that the explosion occurred at the engine room of the nuclear plant located on the English Channel coast of France.
- Flamanville is close to the towns Jersey and Guernsey towns in northern France.
- Reports also add that the blast took place outside the nuclear zone of the plant and hence there no risk of a nuclear radiation leak.
- While many injuries are reported, an official confirmation on the same is awaited.
- Eyewitnesses said that smoke billowed from the building as the explosion led to a massive fire.
- The plant has two pressurised water reactors built in 1986, 1987.
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