Liverpool news Gas explosion kills young child and injures four people MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Two houses totally collapsed and a third was badly damaged in the blast
Breaking News ! A devastating gas explosion killed a young child and injured four people this morning. The alarm was raised 2.40am following reports a number of houses in Heysham, Lancashire, had collapsed after a suspected gas explosion. Police remain at the scene, where two houses were found collapsed and a third property seriously damaged. A search of the site is still ongoing with Lancashire Fire and Rescue and North West Ambulance Service also in attendance and a safety cordon has been put in place with nearby residents evacuated. Lancashire Police also confirmed that four people have been taken to hospital, two with serious injuries and a young child has died as a result of the incident. In a statement, Lancashire Police said: "We remain at the scene of a suspected gas explosion on Mallowdale Avenue, Heysham. "We were called at 2.40am this morning (Sunday May 16th) to reports that a number of houses on the road had collapsed. "Our officers attended and found two houses collapsed and serious damage to a third property. "We can now confirm that sadly a young child has died as a result of the incident. The family have been informed and our thoughts remain with them at this distressing time. "Another four people, two men and two women, have been taken to hospital with serious injuries. "A search of the site is still ongoing with Lancashire Fire and Rescue and North West Ambulance Service also in attendance.
. "We are currently working with gas service engineers to make the area safe. "Road closures also remain in place and people are being asked to avoid the entire area while we deal with this ongoing incident."
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Electricity North West tweeted: "Due to a major incident in the #Heysham #la3 area our engineers are removing supplies for safety. "Given the nature of the incident we are unable to confirm how many properties will be affected or how long this will be for. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. " Earlier this morning, North West Ambulance Service also tweeted "Following reports of an explosion on Mallowdale Avenue, #Heysham, we have resources at the scene and we are working with @LancashireFRS and @LancsPolice "Our priority is to ensure people receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible. Updates will be published here as we know more. #Heysham"
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