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Explosion at Newchapel industrial estate

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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:38 AM
This Is Sussex

Reports of a large explosion at an industrial estate in Newchapel..

POLICE have sealed off an industrial estate near Newchapel after a huge explosion. Residents living nearby have reported several loud bangs and plumes of smoke coming from Hobbs Barracks off the A22. Several fire appliances are on the scene.

No more info on this yet and this is the only article i can find...along with a breaking news banner on yahoo

i hope everybody there is okay and i will post updates as they become available.

Anybody live around this area than can provide more details/pictures..??


posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:40 AM
there is also a sky news article that doesnt really say much more than the first

Sky News

Police and fire crews have been called to an industrial park in Surrey after reports of an explosion. Surrey Police received reports of a fire at Hobbs Industrial Estate off Eastbourne Road in Newchapel near Lingfield, Surrey at 11.30am. A spokeswoman said: "Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service and Surrey Air Ambulance are all in attendance at the scene." More to follow...

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:41 AM

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known although it was suspected that it might have been caused by chemicals. One person, who had suffered severe burns, was airlifted by emergency helicopter to King's College Hospital, London, and many others were being taken to the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:43 AM
reply to post by RizeorDie

thanks for that =)

so i wonder what kinds of chemicals we are talking about here

and how many others were injured??

at least no reported deaths so thats a bonus

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:46 AM
more importantly from your link

"We have seen the air ambulance land twice. Men are walking around with bandages on their arms and we have been told that six people are unaccounted for," she added.

i hope these people are okay

and i would be interested to know exactly what caused what sounds like a really large explosion

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:54 AM
A picture has emerged

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:56 AM
Hey posted before on google search/news S+F

Hope all are ok

looks big

The blast shook homes and offices in the roads surrounding the business park and scores of people were evacuated amid fears of more devastation.

A fleet of six ambulances, up 20 fire appliances and numerous police cars raced to the scene at Newchapel, near Lingfield, Surrey.

Emergency services said that the explosion had been declared a major incident and a huge fire had broken out.

Some sources are saying chemicals some are saying Gas.

Kind Regards,


posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 08:04 AM
reply to post by MischeviousElf

thanks for the reply

apparently six people are missing

my heart goes out to them

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 08:04 AM
I drive that way home when I need to avoid the M23.. There are lots of small specialised businesses operating in the area supporting Gatwick.. these places are much cheaper to rent than those closer to the airport.. so guess it could be one of those.. Hope the missing people turn up ok.

posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 11:01 AM
It would be handy to get feedback from any military/ex military ATS members in the area who heard the explosion-there are many different sounding explosions,but military types can usually recognize the bomb type.
I am not saying it was a bomb,just wondering-also if anyone in the area can smell the smoke-What does it smell like?
That could tell us more about the blast as well.

Is it the Hobbs industrial estate in Newchapel?
Here are a list of businesses from there,not sure if its the place though..

Hope its nothing sinister,and the missing are safe.

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