House ‘explodes’ and collapses with ‘man inside’ as emergency groups scramble

A home has been completely obliterated by an enormous explosion on a UK road.

An enormous ball of fireplace was seen on London Road, Blackburn earlier tonight. Police have now closed off the world whereas an investigation takes place, and one man has been rushed to hospital.

The explosion occurred at round 8pm, with CCTV footage from the incident showing on social media shortly after. The home was situated subsequent door to a barbers, which seems to have suffered some injury, too.

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The aftermath shows the damage left by the blast
The aftermath exhibits the injury left by the blast

A spokesman for Lancashire Police stated: “We were called at shortly before 8pm this evening to a report of a house collapse at an address on London Road and emergency services including police, fire and ambulance were quickly on the scene. One man was rescued from the property by firefighters and taken to hospital by ambulance.

“His accidents should not presently considered life threatening. He is believed to be the one casualty. Quite a few close by properties had been evacuated, and a relaxation centre arrange on the Noorani Education Centre on Hartley Street and we’re actually grateful to them for his or her help. Quite a few highway closures stay in place and emergency companies stay on the scene.

One man was thought to be inside at the time
One man was considered inside on the time

We would ask individuals to keep away from the world if they’ll. The explanation for the incident stays below investigation.” It was later confirmed that three homes from the area were impacted, while others were evacuated to a nearby community centre.

Gas engineers were seen on-site, as well as a huge emergency service presence, and concerned local residents. No official cause for the explosion has been given, but the CCTV footage appears to show that the area was quiet, with nobody around, at the time.

The Daily Star has contacted Lancashire Police for an update.

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