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People injured after ‘massive’ gas explosion in Blackpool 


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Several people have been injured after a large gas explosion at a guest house in Blackpool. 

Two people were trapped following the explosion at 6pm today on Charles Street, 700 yards from the North Pier. 

They were both freed and taken to hospital, where their condition is not known. 

Two people were trapped following the explosion at 6pm today on Charles Street, 700 yards from the North Pier. They were both freed and taken to hospital, where their condition is not known

Blackpool police tweeted: 'Police and other emergency services are dealing with a large explosion in Charles St. Please avoid the area until we update'

Blackpool police tweeted: ‘Police and other emergency services are dealing with a large explosion in Charles St. Please avoid the area until we update’

It is also unclear whether more people are trapped.  

Lancashire Fire said: ‘We’ve several fire engines & specialist appliances such as Urban Search & Rescue Team dealing with a suspected gas explosion in Blackpool.

‘We were called just before 6pm. We’re aware of people who have been injured, the nature of these injuries are not yet known.

‘Firefighters and paramedics have rescued two people who were trapped following the explosion. Both casualties have been taken to hospital.

‘The condition of the casualties is not known at this time and firefighters are now working to make the property secure.’ 

Lancashire Police said: ‘We were called at around 5:55pm this afternoon to the report of a gas explosion at a guest house on Charles Street. 

‘Officers attended along with our colleagues from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and the Ambulance Service.

‘A number of people have been treated by paramedics at the scene and two people who were rescued have been taken to hospital.

‘A safety cordon has been put in place and nearby residents on Milbourne Street have been evacuated. Road closures have been put in place on nearby Cookson Street and Grosvenor Street and people are being advised to avoid the area.’

Lancashire Fire said: 'We've several fire engines & specialist appliances such as Urban Search & Rescue Team dealing with a suspected gas explosion in Blackpool'

Lancashire Fire said: ‘We’ve several fire engines & specialist appliances such as Urban Search & Rescue Team dealing with a suspected gas explosion in Blackpool’

The fire service added: 'Firefighters and paramedics have rescued two people who were trapped following the explosion. Both casualties have been taken to hospital' 

The fire service added: ‘Firefighters and paramedics have rescued two people who were trapped following the explosion. Both casualties have been taken to hospital’ 

 

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