'Major incident' after collapse at UK power plant

2016-02-23 20:09
Didcot Power Station which partially collapsed. (AP)

Didcot Power Station which partially collapsed. (AP)

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London - British emergency services say they are responding to a "major incident" at a disused power station in southern England.

Photographs of the Didcot plant, 100km west of London, showed that part of a building appears to have collapsed.

South Central Ambulance says it had sent six ambulances, two air ambulances and a hazardous area response team to the site on Tuesday afternoon. The service could not confirm any casualties.

The incident occurred at an old coal- and oil-fuelled plant that has been closed since 2013 and is slated for demolition. Didcot also houses an operating gas-powered plant.

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