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Gas Canister Explodes At Burger Van Near Stowmart Train Station

There was an explosion at the mobile catering burger van which occurred near Stowmarket train station, forcing nearby buildings to be evacuated.

The explosion is believed to have been caused by a leaking gas cylinder in the catering cabin next to the station.

The public was urged to steer clear of the area and trains were unable to stop until late Saturday night.

A Suffolk Police statement said:

“Police, firefighters and paramedics are currently at the scene of an incident in Stowmarket.

“Police were called at 8.20pm to reports of an explosion in Station Road, near to the train station.

“At least one person is believed to have suffered serious injuries.

“Members of the public are urged to keep clear of the area.”

Police later released an update at 10.30pm saying the station had reopened.

A source for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed two people sustained injuries.

One person was taken to Ipswich Hospital and another was treated at the scene.

“I can confirm that East of England Ambulance Service responded to an emergency call shortly before 8.30pm regarding an incident in Stowmarket,” a spokesperson said.

“An ambulance and two rapid response vehicles attended the scene. Two patients were treated for minor injuries. One of the patients was transported to Ipswich Hospital for further care.”

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