Two treated after gas cylinder explosion at scrapyard

Emergency services were called to the EMR scrapyard in Glasgow on Tuesday afternoon.

Two people have received minor treatment from paramedics after an explosion at a Glasgow scrapyard.

Emergency services were called to the EMR yard in South Street at around 3.30pm on Tuesday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said a gas cylinder had caused a contained explosion, with two people treated by paramedics.

Shortly after the incident, members of the public took to Twitter to report buildings shaking in the wake of a loud bang.

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An SFRS spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 3.28pm on Tuesday October 23 to reports of a contained explosion involving a gas cylinder in Glasgow.

“Operations Control mobilised four fire engines to the city’s South Street, where firefighters are currently working alongside partners to make the area safe.

“Two casualties have received precautionary treatment at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.”

Police: Two people were treated at the scene. STV

Comedian Limmy said on social media: “Just heard an explosion near Victoria Park (Whiteinch) then smoke in the sky.”

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Another post added: “I’m actually in a building on South Street.

“I really felt it, the building shook.

“Everyone is outside trying to work out what’s going on.”

Another said: “I work in the shipyard in Govan and our building was shaking.

“We saw a cloud of smoke not far from our yard.”


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