Massive explosion lights up the night sky near Oxford, U.K.
· Oct 2, 2023 ·

This is breaking news. We don't have the whole story yet, but will update the article as more details come in.


Multiple online outlets are reporting a massive explosion near Oxford, UK, which occurred shortly after a thunderstorm. Local residents reported a loud bang, followed by the explosion, which was caught on camera and shows large flames erupting against the dark night sky.

Here is a video that was taken by a local:

Here is another angle (language warning):

UPDATE: The following statement has been made which indicates that a "digester tank" was struck by lightning, causing the biogas within to ignite. Yikes. That sounds dangerous, and pretty smelly:

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