Three arrested in connection with a taxi car blast outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital

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One car exploded outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday, in northern England. One person has died and another is being treated for serious injuries but not life-threatening. The deceased was a passenger in the car and the driver was injured. No further information on the victims was immediately available.The car involved was a taxi which had pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred. Counter Terrorism Police are leading the investigation supported by Merseyside Police but the explosion had not been declared a terrorist incident at this stage. The cause of the incident remains unclear. Officers later arrested three men — ranging in age from 21 to 29 under the UK’s “Terrorism Act,” Greater Manchester Police said.

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Officers along with crews from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Regional Ambulance Service attended the city center site. Police said a major incident had been declared. Some roads were closed. The Liverpool Women’s Hospital said it has limited visitor access “until further notice.” It also have diverted some patients. Liverpool Mayor Joanne Anderson called the explosion “unsettling and upsetting” in a post on Twitter. It is not yet known if there is a connection between the timing of the incident and the fact it occurred on Remembrance Sunday, with the minute’s silence usually observed at 11am.