The cooling towers of the historic Rugley heat and power station in British Staffordshire have been blown away by an explosion. It was reported by the Daily Mail.
The process took only five seconds.
The 117m-plus cooling towers have been one of the most visible structures in South Staffordshire since the 1950s.
The coal-fired CHP plant provided electricity to millions of homes for decades and was one of the symbols of the coal industry in the region. The CHP plant closed in 2016. Houses are to be built in its place.
Engie, the company that carried out the demolition, arranged for the process to be broadcast so that those wishing to see the controlled explosion would not create a crowd.