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Residents' shock at Wem chemistry explosion

Residents in a Shropshire town say an explosion of old chemicals at a school "shook their windows".

Some people in Wem were alarmed when the Thomas Adams School carried out the explosion on Monday. They said they should have been warned.

Head teacher Liz Dakin apologised for "distress" caused, but said the school had followed police advice and the blast was supervised.

She said the school was acting in response to advice from an government advisory science to check for the chemical 2,4-DNPH, which is sometimes used in chemistry lessons.

  • 01 Nov 2016