Two killed in explosion at adhesives factory

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Two men were killed when an explosion rocked an adhesives factory and fire swept through the building yesterday. Colleagues tried to rescue the two trapped men but had to flee the blaze. A fire service rescue squad later retrieved the bodies.

Up to 200 people were evacuated from buildings around the Scottish Adhesives factory in the Saracen district of Glasgow because of the risk of fumes from the blaze. The cause of the fire, believed to have started in an area where the two men would have been loading a mixing vessel with solvents, was not immediately known but suspicious circumstances were ruled out.