Monday, May 28, 2007


Driver dies in welding van blast

‘A driver was killed when a van carrying welding equipment exploded in a County Durham market town.

Windows in shops and homes were left shattered and wreckage was strewn across the centre of Wolsingham, near Bishop Auckland.

The 33-year-old local man, who worked as a welder near Durham, was in the van when the oxy-acetylene cylinders exploded.

Homes near the scene were evacuated after the incident on Saturday.

It is not yet known what caused the blast but Durham Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.’

With photos of the scene./a>

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