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Man dies and another injured after ‘taxi’ explodes outside Liverpool Hospital

A man has died and another person has been injured after a taxi EXPLODED outside a Liverpool hospital today.

Merseyside Police have confirmed that at 10.59am today police were called to reports of a car explosion at the Women's Hospital in Liverpool city centre.

Police attended immediately, along with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Regional Ambulance Service.

Sources have confirmed that one person has died and another man was taken to hospital where he is being treated for injuries, which are reported to not be life threatening.

Police say the car involved was a taxi. The vehicle is said to have pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “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.

“The emergency services have well-rehearsed plans for dealing with major incidents. Our response is ongoing at the hospital and will be for some time. Cordons are in place, and there are some road closures.

“We have triggered our information channels - to inform the local community and businesses about what information we do have and can provide.

“We would urge the public to remain calm (but vigilant). To keep updated on what is happening, keep watching the news and checking the Merseyside Police website.”


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