Five Killed in Boston Explosion

14 July 2011, 09:14 | Updated: 18 July 2011, 06:24

Five men have been killed in an explosion at an industrial unit in Boston, Lincolnshire.

At around 7:30pm on Wednesday 13th July the emergency services were called to the Broadfield Lane Industrial Estate after reports of an explosion in a unit on the estate.

When police attended the scene they found that five men had been killed and a further man had been seriously injured. The injured man was taken to then Pilgrim Hospital at Boston but has since been transferred to the Queens Medical Centre at Nottingham.

The men killed were Vaidas Krupenkinas (39), Ovidijus Mejeris (26), Laimutis Simkus (32), Ricardas Gecas (24) and Erlandas Duzinskas (18).

Police have identified the injured man who remains in a critical condition in hospital but his name is not being released.

A full forensic examination of the scene is underway by the Police and the Fire and Rescue Service with a view to establishing the cause of the explosion.

Investigators at the scene have confirmed that they've found chemicals that suggest alcohol was being produced illegally there.

Police are asking anyone with information about the people occupying or working at the unit to contact them on 0300 111 0300.

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