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East Anglian Daily Times: Massive explosion at gas terminal

28 February 2008 | 19:12
Emergency services were called to reports of an explosion at the Bacton gas terminal on the Norfolk coast this evening.

Villagers said they had been told to stay indoors pending further advice.

One said she had “felt an earth tremor” and had seen smoke coming from the vicinity of the terminal.

A spokesman for Norfolk fire service confirmed there had been initial reports of an explosion and said he had been told there was a “major fire” at the Shell terminal at the site.

A radio report suggested that doors in homes near the terminal had been blown open and some people reported a plume of flames in the night sky. and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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