Wales emergency: Serious incident declared – multiple casualties sees street locked down

According to witnesses, several police cars are parked in the village, with the air ambulance landing nearby. One said there was possibly 20 to 30 emergency vehicles at the scene.  A smaller cordon has been set up within the larger cordon on Baglan Street.

Another witness told WalesOnline: “I can count six ambulances, eight police cars and four first responders.”

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant said: “I have been informed that the incident in Ynyswen is a major incident.

“The emergency services will be in attendance for a very long period of time.

“Please do avoid the area. I sincerely hope nobody is extremely hurt.”

South Wales Police confirmed they were dealing with a “serious incident” which involves a “number of casualties”.

A spokesman said: “Police units are currently dealing with a serious incident which occurred in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at around midday today.

“Ambulance crews are also in attendance as the incident involves a number of casualties.

“The street has been closed off and people are advised to avoid the area until further notice.”

One person at the scene said they had never seen a police presence like it before.

They said: “I’ve never seen a police presence like this before.

“It’s clearly a major incident.”

It is believed officers are carrying out investigations along Baglan Street.

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