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One Person Has Died Following Car Explosion At Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Anish Vij

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One Person Has Died Following Car Explosion At Liverpool Women’s Hospital

A car explosion at Liverpool Women's Hospital has left one person dead and another injured.

The blast has not been declared a terrorist incident but counter terrorism officers are leading the investigation "out of caution".

A statement said: "Unfortunately, we can confirm that one person has died and another has been taken to hospital where he is being treated for his injuries, which thankfully are not life threatening.

"So far we understand that the car involved was a taxi which pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred.

"Work is still going on to establish what has happened, and could take some time before we are in a position to confirm anything.

"We are keeping an open mind as to what caused the explosion but given how it has happened, out of caution, Counter Terrorism Police are leading the investigation supported by Merseyside Police."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Merseyside Police said there were reports of an explosion after a taxi pulled up at Liverpool Women's Hospital at 10:59 GMT.

Alan Weston, of the Echo, appears to be at the scene and has shared images and videos online.

"Force helicopter has been circling over the ... Women's hospital for the past few minutes," he wrote.

"A large number of police officers and vehicles can still be seen behind the cordoned off area at the main entrance to the Women's, off Upper Parliament St," Mr Weston added.

Officers are still investigating the situation.

No arrests have been made.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool

Anish Vij
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