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Seven hurt in coffee machine blast

Seven people suffered minor injuries when a coffee machine exploded at a supermarket.

The blast involved an industrial machine at Sainsbury's in the Kingsmead Shopping Centre, Farnborough, Hampshire. Some of the casualties were customers.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said six people were taken to Frimley Park Hospital in nearby Surrey after the incident at about 12.20pm on Tuesday.

The store was evacuated and environmental health officials informed, the spokesman added.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Crews from Rushmoor Fire Station attended the incident, where they found no fire; however, a number of people were in need of first aid treatment.

"Firefighters assisted with first aid and made the scene safe.

"A fire officer will now investigate the cause of the explosion in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)."

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