One person dead, one injured after car explosion in Britain

Counter-terrorism officers investigating explosion that took place in Liverpool


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Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose
Reuters file photo used for illustrative purpose

Published: Sun 14 Nov 2021, 8:49 PM

British police said on Sunday that counter-terrorism officers were investigating a car explosion at Liverpool Women's Hospital that left one person dead, although it has not been declared a terrorist incident.

"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," Merseyside Police said in a statement.

"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," it added.

Investigators believe the car involved was a taxi, which exploded shortly after pulling up at the hospital in northwest England.

Footage posted on social media showed thick black smoke pouring into the air outside the hospital.

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