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Property lost to Gas Explosion in Wales


A gas explosion on Monday morning destroyed homes and property in Swansea, Wales.

The incident shook nearby houses and sparked an evacuation of more than 100 people as Emergency services rushed to the residential street.

It has since been declared as a major incident.

The end terrace property has been flattened in a blast which has left rubble all over the road.
Neighbouring houses have also been damaged.

It is not known if there are any injuries, fatalities or if anyone is trapped in the rubble.

It’s understood gas engineers are on the way to investigate.

However, the cause hasn’t been confirmed as a gas explosion.

Police, fire and ambulance crews are at the scene.

Leader of Swansea Council Rob Stewart said: “A major incident has been declared after a suspected gas explosion in Morriston.

“Emergency teams are responding.

“It is not known at this time if there are any injuries or fatalities or individuals trapped in the rubble.

“My thoughts are with residents at this time.” Cops are now urging people to avoid the area.

South Wales Police said: “Emergency services are responding to an incident on the junction of Field Close and Clydach Road in.

“Please avoid the area whilst we deal with the incident.”

The local fire service said: “We are currently attending an incident in Morriston, Swansea.

“Please avoid the Clydach Road area while this incident is ongoing,” The Sun reported.

People living nearby reported windows shaking when the explosion rocked the street.

One said: “It was an enormous bang – it shook the house and was heard miles away.”