A plane has crashed on top of a lorry unloading outside a branch of Lidl supermarket killing all four people on board and at least one person on the ground.

At least one house is said to be on fire – as well as other vehicles in the car park – and more than 80 firefighters have rushed to the scene. Unconfirmed reports said that the person who died on the ground was the driver of the truck who was trapped – while at least four other people are said to have suffered minor injuries and breathing difficulties.

The aircraft is said to have exploded in mid-air – at around 11am local time. The plane crashed in Tires, about 15 miles west of Lisbon, shortly after take off, en route to the south of France. A witness who was inside the supermarket said: “Everything started shaking like an earthquake and people began to scream and run in all directions.”