Yorkshire news Tragedy as young child dies and four adults injured in gas explosion MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Emergency services were called in the early hours of this morning
Breaking News ! A child has been killed in a gas explosion and four adults have been injured. Emergency services are still at the scene in Mallowdale Avenue in Heysham, Lancashire, where two houses have collapsed and another one has been left badly damaged. Police have confirmed two of the four people have been seriously injured and are currently in hospital receiving treatment. A spokesperson for Lancashire Police told LancsLive : "We remain at the scene of a suspected gas explosion on Mallowdale Avenue, Heysham. "We were called at 2.40am this morning (Sunday, May 16) 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. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . Read More Related Articles Mayo Avenue Bradford police: Man walks into hospital with 'shotgun' wound to his back as huge police investigation launched Read More Related Articles 'Controlling' son kept sick elderly mother 'locked away' and under video surveillance 24/7 "We can now confirm that sadly a young child has died as a result of the incident.
. "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. A safety cordon has been put in place and nearby residents have been evacuated. Emergency services are currently working with gas service engineers to make the area safe. At this stage the cause of the explosion remains unknown. Following the devastating news this morning, a fundraiser has been set up to help all those affected. You can donate here. Download the YorkshireLive app to customise the news that matters to you and get the latest updates first.
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