Port of Tyne controlled explosion is heard across South Tyneside

A controlled explosion at the Port of Tyne has sparked a social media storm across South Tyneside.

Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 7:16 pm

A loud bang was heard this evening, prompting puzzled residents to take to Twitter and Facebook to share their concerns.

But a Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service spokeswoman said explanation was nothing sinister and the noise had been a controlled explosion as part of demolition work at the Port.

"The Port of Tyne have carried out a controlled explosion on a crane,” she said.

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