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Sunderland explosion: Two injured in gas blast at house

Sunderland explosion: Two injured in gas blast at house Two men have been taken to hospital after a gas explosion at a house in Sunderland. Emergency response crews were called to Whickham Street in Roker at about 15:45 GMT. North East Ambulance Service confirmed the patients were being treated for "blast injuries". Pictures of the damaged house show its roof and part of the front of the property missing, with bricks and debris strewn across the street. A cordon is in place and a number of emergency vehicles remain outside the house. One person was flown to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary by the Great North Air Ambulance Service, the other was driven to Sunderland Royal Hospital.Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

'Wall caved in' 

Sunderland University employee Tom Mortlock saw the damage to the property and told BBC Radio Newcastle is was "a pretty worrying scene". "I can see there has been some sort of collapse of a house. "The wall has sort of caved in at the front and fallen to the ground and the roof tiling has completely come off. "There are a lot of fire engines around and police cars, as well as well as a number of ambulances." Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service confirmed four engines were at the scene and it was called after reports of a gas explosion at a property. Source


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