Eight injured in electricity plant blast

Eight people have been injured in an explosion at a Nuon power plant in Velsen Noord, west of Amsterdam. Three people have been rushed to hospital and one may be seriously injured, news agencies reported.

One eyewitness told news agency ANP: ‘There was a big explosion followed by several little ones. There were flames but not a real fire.’ Others told the Telegraaf the incident may have been caused by workers making changes in the high-voltage sub-station.
Once the area has been declared safe, fire officers will enter the building and try to establish more, ANP said

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