Wales explosion: Three people including children injured after blast at Seven Sisters home

Wales explosion: Three people including children injured after blast at Seven Sisters home

Two children and an adult have been injured after an explosion at a property in Seven Sisters, in Wales.

One person has been taken to hospital while the other two are receiving treatment on scene.

Dramatic images show the damaged house which has been completely caved in due to the gas explosion.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: “South Wales Police received numerous reports of an explosion at a property in Church Road, Seven Sisters today at 2.05pm.

“A number of properties and vehicles in the street have been damaged and the area has been evacuated.

“Three people, one adult and two children, have been injured in the incident.

“We remain at scene with emergency service colleagues and ask people to continue to avoid the area at this time.”

A spokesman for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance of an incident in Church Road, Seven Sisters.

“The Fire Service received the first call at 2.05pm. The incident is currently ongoing and we ask people to avoid the area at this time.”

A neighbour told Wales Online: “I was gonna working in the garden and heard it and thought ‘what’s that’ – the whole house shook.

“It was a huge bang.”

Leighton Williams, a builder working on a property nearby, said:  “We were all here working, and we heard it, everything shook.

“About ten of us ran down straight away and the whole house has gone. It was like something from a film.”

Piles of rubble were sprayed across the road and roads are closed due to the incident.

Cars are being turned away from the area, according to local reports, and bus routes have been altered.

First Cymru Buses tweeted: “Due to a Gas explosion In a house in seven sisters our X8 service will have to terminate at Seven and not be able to service Colbren at this time.”

More to follow.

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Published at Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:08:00 +0000