This is why there were loud bangs in Rotherham tonight

People living near a Rotherham steelworks have reported hearing three loud explosions tonight.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 22 November, 2018, 06:41

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Liberty Specialist Steels, Aldwarke Lane, Rotherham, at around 10.30pm on Wednesday

A couple of crews from Rotherham were sent to the site but at 11.05pm, firefighters said they were not needed at the scene.

LIberty Steel, Rotherham. Picture: Google.

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An eyewitness to the incident said the explosions were caused by a pot of molten slag from a furnace being accidentally tipped into a lagoon.

More to follow.