People took to Twitter following the incident at the Essex port.
One posted pictures of a building which appeared to have a damaged roof and wrote: “OMG Just witnessed an almighty explosion in Tilbury Docks.”
Another posted: “There’s just been an explosion in Tilbury harbour at the grain terminal lifted the roof off !!”
A third shared a video of smoke billowing from a building and said: “Hope everyone is okay, huge explosion made the house shake. #tilbury #tilburydocks #thurrock #explosion.”
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