A man has died following an explosion at a recycling centre in Perth.
Emergency crews raced to the scene following a huge explosion at around 12.45am at the Shore recycling centre on Friarton Road.
Police Scotland has confirmed that the body of a 46-year-old man was found at the scene. Formal identification has yet to take place but his next of kin are aware.
Another man, aged 41, was taken to Ninewells Hospital with serious injuries where his condition is described as stable.
The M90 is closed at Friarton bridge. Traffic is being diverted and road users are advised to avoid the area.
Chief Inspector Tom Leonard, area commander for Perth and Kinross, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died at what is a very difficult time for them.
“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what has happened and officers are conducting a joint investigation with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
“I would like to thank members of the public, particularly road users, for their patience while our colleagues in the Scottish Fire and Rescue service work to put out the fire.
“Officers are continuing to liaise with other emergency services and partners while enquiries are carried out.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson advised locals in the area to keep their windows shut.
A spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 12.39am on Tuesday, 28 February to reports of a large fire within an industrial recycling centre at Friarton Bridge Park, Perth.
“Operations Control mobilised six fire appliances plus other specialist resources to the scene, where crews continue to tackle a fire involving approximately 200 tonnes of scrap material.
“Road closures remain in place and we would advise local residents to close windows in their homes due to levels of smoke.”
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