“A loud bang and now black smoke”: a car explodes in the parking lot of a Liverpool hospital (video)

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The explosion was heard for miles around. This Sunday morning, around 11 a.m., a large deployment of police, firefighters and relief workers was set up at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital, located on Catharine Street. As reported by the British media, including the Liverpool Echo, a car bomb “exploded” in the parking lot of the establishment. Information which does not find, at present, any official confirmation.

The situation was taken very seriously and armed police were preventing anyone from approaching the scene. On social networks, many photos of a burning car quickly spread. On site, a security perimeter was set up and a deminers unit was called in. According to a witness, there was first a “loud bang” followed by “black smoke” coming from one of the buildings of the hospital site.

While police have confirmed an intervention at the women’s hospital, no confirmation has been given regarding the explosion. “We can confirm that an incident happened around 11 am today (Sunday 14 November) outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Authorities also asked people to avoid the area as much as possible.

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One dead and one wounded

One person died and another was injured as a result of the car explosion outside Liverpool hospital, local police said on Sunday.

Merseyside Police said the explosion did not appear to qualify as terrorist, but counterterrorism officers were still investigating “out of caution.”

The injured “was taken to hospital” but his life is not in danger, according to a statement. “From what we understand so far, the car involved was a taxi that stopped at the hospital shortly before the explosion,” it is further clarified.

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